National Network of Parent Carer Forums
MindEd - Online support and advice for children with emotional and mental health needs
Building a Positive Relationship with your Child's Class Teacher
Have a look at the advice, that can be downloaded below, on some tips for developing positive relationships with class teachers.
“Trust your child’s teacher! Teachers are highly-trained professionals, who for the most part love the job they do, despite long hours and lots of stress. Wherever you can, remain supportive and help your child at home by doing lots of reading, helping with homework and praising effort rather than attainment. Even if you had a negative experience with your teachers, that doesn’t mean your child will.”
Sometimes, a family might need support. Manchester's 'Early Help Strategy' is a process that is available to all families. 'Early Help - A Guide for Parents and Carers' [which can be downloaded below] explains the support that school and outside services can provide.
“Early Help is intervening early and as soon as possible to tackle problems emerging for children, young people and their families or with a population most at risk of developing problems. Effective intervention may occur at any point in a child or young person's life.”
Early Help is about supporting families in helping things to get things going well again. If you feel that you may need support in any area of your family life, please do not hesitate to speak to our PSA, Ms Jackie Melling or Mrs Emma Wyatt, the SENDCo.
Further Support and Advice
Support website for single parents: Gingerbread
Manchester's new Health and Wellbeing Service: Buzz Manchester
Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. But it isn’t just physical violence – domestic abuse includes emotional, physical, sexual, financial or psychological abuse.
Abusive behaviour can occur in any relationship. It can continue even after the relationship has ended. Both men and women can be abused or abusers.
Domestic abuse can seriously harm children and young people. Witnessing domestic abuse is child abuse, and teenagers can suffer domestic abuse in their relationships. NHS
Support websites for women:
Support websites for men:
Support for children who have experienced Domestic Abuse:
Lots of children enjoy watching videos on YouTube. Have a look at the advice below on how to make sure that the videos your children are watching are appropriate and safe.