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Worried about a child?

If you have concerns that a child is being harmed or living in circumstances that might be harmful in the future, these concerns will always be taken seriously.

You may be worried about what might happen to you or your family if you report your concerns. When someone makes a call to talk about their concerns, they will always be asked for their name and contact details - so they can be contacted again if needed. However, you can ask for your details to remain confidential, or provide information anonymously.

Below are the links to the Local Safeguarding Partnerships that we are currently working with; here you can find guidance, support and how to report your concern. There is also a link to the NSPCC website where there is more information about what to do if you're concerned.

 
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Domestic Abuse Support

If you, or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, there are organisations that will be able to support. Below are some of the national and local organisations, just click on the logo to visit the site.

Remember that the Safeguarding Lead in your child's school will be able to offer you some advice and guidance.

Ring 999 if it is an emergency situation, there is advice below from Silent Solution regarding what to do if you need to ring 999 but it is not safe to speak.

At the bottom of the page there are logos of the three local authorities or housing associations that we are currently working with. By clicking on the appropriate logo, you will be taken straight to the advice page.

 
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Refuge is a United Kingdom charity providing specialist support for women and children experiencing domestic violence. Refuge provides a national network of specialist services, including emergency refuge accommodation, community outreach, independent domestic violence advocacy, culturally specific services and a team of child support workers. Refuge also runs the Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline in partnership with Women's Aid.

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Citizens Advice is a network of 316 independent charities throughout the United Kingdom that give free, confidential information and advice to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems. The twin aims of the Citizens Advice service are "to provide the advice people need for the problems they face" and secondly "to improve the policies and principles that affect people's lives".  This link takes you directly to the page with information on support for Domestic Abuse

The  Home Office has created a leaflet named 'Three steps to Escaping Domestic Violence' this has been published to support victims. It's available in 12 languages. It is aimed specifically at women in black and minority ethnic communities, covers advice on three steps to escaping violence and abuse.

The Silent Solution is a police system used to filter out large numbers of accidental or hoax 999 calls. It also exists to help people who are unable to speak, but who genuinely need police assistance.

Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background.

Find out how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse.

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Mental Health Support

If you, or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, there are organisations that will be able to support. Below are some of the national and local organisations, just click on the logo to visit the site.

Remember that the Safeguarding Lead in your child's school will be able to offer you some advice and guidance.

Ring 999 if it is an emergency situation, there is advice below from Silent Solution regarding what to do if you need to ring 999 but it is not safe to speak.

At the bottom of the page there are logos of the three local authorities or housing associations that we are currently working with. By clicking on the appropriate logo, you will be taken straight to the advice page.

 

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Free and confidential help for young people in the UK. We are here to help you.

We improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through our network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. Our goal is to make sure everyone affected by severe mental illness has a good quality of life.

Welcome to NHS Derby& Derbyshire Emotional Health & Wellbeing toolkit.

Emotional health and mental wellbeing affect all aspects of our lives and health choices. Mental wellbeing is about feeling good and functioning well, as individuals and as communities. It is also about our ability to cope with life’s challenges and making the most of life’s opportunities.

If your mental or emotional state quickly gets worse, or you're worried about someone you know - help is available. You're not alone; talk to someone you trust.

Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – under 35 in the UK. Every year many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling.

Our vision is for a society which speaks openly about suicide and has the resources to help young people who may have suicidal thoughts.

When you're living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information is vital. Visit the Mind website to find out more

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Self Harm Support

Discovering and responding to self-harm can be a traumatic experience – it’s crucial that you seek support. Click on the logos below to be directed to a service that may be able to help.

Self-harm is difficult to talk about but it’s a common problem and you can beat it. Find out what self-harm means and what to do if you think you’re affected by it.

 

Self-harm is when somebody intentionally damages or injures their body. It's usually a way of coping with or expressing overwhelming emotional distress.

Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self harm and suicide prevention including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals and those at risk of suicide.

Harmless was set up by people who understand these issues and at the heart of our service is a real sense of hope. We know that with the right support and help life can get better. We hope that you find this site a safe and helpful resource.

We've got advice to help you understand why children and teenagers self-harm, and what you can do to support them.

Self Injury support run a UK-wide multi-channel support service for women & girls affected by self-injury, trauma and abuse

They develop up-to-date, reliable and free information and self help tools as well as providing direct support.

SelfharmUK is a project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self-harm, providing a safe space to talk, ask any questions and be honest about what's going on in your life. These pages will tell you a bit about us as well as pointing you in the right direction if you need to contact us or find out more about our policies and procedures.

Explains self-harm, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

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Bereavement Support

Bereavement and loss affect people differently; there is no right or wrong way to feel. The following services may be able to support you in times of need. We have included services that can support following the loss of a loved one, through suicide as well as other circumstances and services for those grieving the loss of a pet. Please click in the image to be directed to the site.

 

.Whether a death is expected, for example after a long illness, or sudden and unexpected, the grieving process is deeply personal and there are no rights and wrongs. The main thing is whether you feel you are managing ok or finding things a struggle, particularly as time goes on. If you think you do need more support this website can provide you with information and links to organisations and services for bereaved people (of all ages) in Derby city and Derbyshire.

The Tomorrow Project is a confidential suicide prevention project that has been set up to support individuals and communities to prevent suicide. Suicide is a decision that someone makes to end their life when they feel overwhelmed by their circumstances, when the struggles they face seem too difficult or painful or they have run out of options.

Suicide leaves behind devastation on many levels, with many questions and concerns. Those directly affected are left with bereavement and loss, so it is essential that help is at hand.

.Whether a death is expected, for example after a long illness, or sudden and unexpected, the grieving process is deeply personal and there are no rights and wrongs. The main thing is whether you feel you are managing ok or finding things a struggle, particularly as time goes on. If you think you do need more support this website can provide you with information and links to organisations and services for bereaved people (of all ages) in Derby city and Derbyshire.

IWe exist to meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide.

CBN mostly supports professionals working with bereaved children and young people, with information updates, key resources and networking opportunities, but there is a page dedicated to supporting parents and carers. 

Winston’s Wish was the UK’s first childhood bereavement charity. We have been supporting bereaved children since 1992 and we continue to lead the way in providing specialist child bereavement support services across the UK. This includes in-depth therapeutic support in individual, group and residential settings, as well as a Freephone National Helpline, training for professionals and specialist publications.

Grieving for the loss of a pet, whether through death, parting, or enforced separation, can be a sad and difficult experience. Here you will find a number of services and resources to help you through this difficult time.

We offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.

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Eating Disorder Support

Eating Disorders are a complex and challenging form of mental ill health. 1.25 million people are estimated to have a diagnosed eating disorder in the UK, although the true scale of the issue is unknown.

 Below are some of the charities and organisations who can help. Click on the logo to be directed to their site.

We offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.

Beat is the UK's eating disorder charity. We exist to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. Information, Facts & help from those who know how to make a difference.

An eating disorder is when you have an unhealthy attitude to food, which can take over your life and make you ill.

It can involve eating too much or too little, or becoming obsessed with your weight and body shape.

But there are treatments that can help and you can recover from an eating disorder

Provides information on services that offer support nationally.

First Steps was set up in 2004 by Founder, Cathy Cleary, as a way to provide non-judgemental support for people suffering with eating disorders living within the Derbyshire area, today we support and deliver eating disorder services to people and families in the

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Online Safety Support

Many of our young people spend an ever increasing amount of time in a 'virtual world'. The internet presents us with multiple fantastic opportunities for new experiences, learning, socialising and increasing our social circle; but it also brings with it new and evolving risks.

The old measures that we used to put in place, like having the computer in familiy rooms are now not enough, with Smart phones being readily available to many young people.

Below are some charities and organisations that provide advice and support to families worried about online safety. Clicking on the logo will take you directly to the site.

Online safety It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, we can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe

Online safety It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, we can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe

Online safety It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, we can help you to understand the risks and keep your child safe

ThinkUKnow is a national program delivering online child safety information in schools and organisations to parents, carers, teachers and students from the first year of school to Year 12. The ThinkUKnow program gives parents, carers, teachers and students information on how to stay safe online.

The primary purpose of Association of Adult and Child Online Safety Specialists  is to ensure the delivery of high quality education, advice and support to all schools around online safety – keeping children safer online. This link will take you to the Parents Page.

From age-specific online safety checklists to guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, you’ll find a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world.

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Traci Good provides online safety training and support and guidance for professionals, students, parents and community groups, nationally and internationally. Her training has been approved and accredited by Derby City and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Boards. There are lots of links to further support on her website.

 

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Gang Related Support

Being part of a gang can provide young people with protection, friendship, money, and status. A gang can be a group of mates from the same school, same area or that just chill together. Some gangs take part in criminal activity and might try to get you involved. Being involved in a gang can be life threatening. Please click on the icons below to be directed to specialist services that can offer further information and support.

Catch22 works nationally to address the multiple and complex issues that can lead to gang involvement. People engage best with a service that operates flexibly, so we offer a responsive and needs-led service, focusing not on the behaviour but its cause.

We have advice about how to spot the signs of criminal exploitation and involvement in gangs and what support is available for children and young people. 

Some gangs take part in criminal activity and might try to get you involved. Being involved in a gang can be life threatening.

If you become worried about the kind of things your gang is doing, or if they are trying to pressure you into doing things you don’t want to do such as crime, you may be scared and want to run away to escape it. If you are part of a gang and want to get good advice from people who understand, there are organisations you can reach out to who will not judge you.

Learn how to recognise if your child is part of a gang.

A gang can be a group of mates who hang around together. But some gangs are involved in crime. Sometimes gangs are violent and might fight other gangs or carry weapons. If you’re being forced to join a gang you should tell someone about it, or call Childline.

 

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COVID Support

We are living through some very strange times and while some have relished the slower pace of life, others have found it very distressing. It's difficult to explain to young people; trying to ensure the seriousness is clear without causing fear. The services below can offer some guidance and support. Click on the logo to be directed to their site. 

See Hear Respond is a service provided across England by Barnardo’s and a group of national and local community-based organisations in response to Covid-19.here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.

At this time young people and those who care for them are seeking advice and support. There are many sources of information on Covid-19, how to look after ourselves and others and how to access more support. This site signposts to lots of other sources of guidance and support

COVID-19: staying at home and away from others guidance for young people.

This site gives advice from a sexual health perspective.

There have been big changes in our lives because of coronavirus.
Schools have closed and we have to stay at home.
So, coronavirus is probably making your life feel really different right now.  
All these changes might make you feel scared or worried.  That’s OK. It’s totally normal to feel like this.
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Whether you're working from home with your kids for the first time or supporting children with anxiety due to coronavirus, we've got tips and advice for you. 

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SEND Support

The majority of the schools that we work with are SEND schools. Caring for a young person with an additional need can bring unexpected and at times overwhelming challenges. There are services locally and nationally that offer a wealth of advice and guidance.

 

Please click on the logo to be directed to their site. 

Caudwell Children transforms the lives of disabled children across the UK. We act as a safety net for families who are unable to gain the help they need

Umbrella enables disabled children and young adults to realise their full potential.

  • We empower parents and carers, supporting them in their care of their disabled child or young adult.

  • We provide exciting, stimulating activities for children and young adults which encourage the development of skills, whilst having fun; giving disabled children and young adults opportunities that non-disabled children take for granted

Umbrella supports any family with a disabled child or young adult aged 5 to 30. Umbrella is able to support a child or young adult no matter what their disability as our services are person centred to meet individual needs.

We are based in Derby City and provide local services in Derby City, Amber Valley, Erewash, South Derbyshire and South Derbyshire Dales. We also provide a limited number of parent services in the rest of Derbyshire

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Last year, we provided 89,101 grants or services worth over £33 million to families across the UK.

Our purpose is to improve the lives of low-income families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.

Our mission is to provide items and services to all low-income families in the UK raising disabled or seriously ill children, that they could not otherwise afford or access, and that help improve their quality of life, realise their rights, and remove some of the barriers they face.

Our vision is that all families raising disabled or seriously ill children have the same choices, quality of life, opportunities and aspirations as other families.

Childhood cancers, birth defects, accidents, diseases and infections can all cause our precious babies, children, and young people to face lifelong challenges. It happens to dozens of children and their families every day.

Newlife exists because if it was your child, you would want the best for them and that’s what we are working for every day.

The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a world that works for autistic people.

The Derbyshire local offer is an information, support and advice service for children and young people aged 0 to 25 with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

In Derby's SEND Local Offer, we hope you will find all the services you and your child need to enable you both enjoy life to the full. The purpose of our Local Offer is to allow parents, carers and young people to find out more easily about services and support and how to access them!

Citizens Advice Mid Mercia, with the support of Derbyshire County Council, have launched a new free information and advice service for Derbyshire’s Autistic community 

We are the charity for people with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges. We’re making a difference to the lives of children and adults across the UK.

Our vision is for anyone with severe learning disabilities who displays challenging behaviour to have the same life opportunities as everyone else.

We work to improve understanding of challenging behaviour, empower families with information and support, and help others to provide better services and more opportunities

Staffordshire Connects is the Local Offer for information, support and services for children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) living within Staffordshire.

 

SENDIAS Services 

SENDIAS Services (formally known as Parent Partnership Services) offer information, advice and support for parents/carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). There is a SENDIAS Service in every local authority.

Click on the icons below for your locality

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Specialist Disabled Childrens Services

The specialist disabled children's service will usually only be involved where a child or young person has significant disability or impairment and there is also an additional need.

Service's will  only be provided as part of an agreed plan following an assessment. This assessment can be requested by a parent or carer. Usually this will be a social care assessment undertaken by the specialist social care department linked to your home address.

Any assessment will always include the wishes and feelings of the child or young person, and the views of parents and carers.

Once the assessment has been completed, any support identified as required will be discussed at the resource allocation meeting. The resource allocation meeting will consider how services will be funded and who will provide them.

 

Please click on the logo of your Local Authority to be directed to their contact and referral information.

 

Just remember to be clear that you are requesting an assessment from the Disabled  Children's Team. They may ask you what support or resources you feel you need - it could be helpful to do some research prior to calling. They may request an Early Help Assessment is completed first; this is something that we can support you with.

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