Local Support & Resources for Families
Below are external links and services available to support children and families.
Support for Children
|Support for Adults|
|Young Minds||Action for Children|
|Emerge Youth Charity||Domestic Violence Support|
|CEOP||Mental Health UK Support|
Please click here to access the School Nurse self-referral.
Please click here to access Medway Early Help referral site.
Keeping Safe Online
Click here to view government guidance on support for parents and carers to keep children safe online. It contains resources that will support you to talk to your child about a range of online safety issues, set up home filtering in a child-friendly way and set up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices; it also contains information about types of abuse that can occure online.
Employment and benefits:
These pages have additional information and will help answer lots of the questions that are being asked. Visit the new Employment and benefits support site (link is external) regularly to keep up to date with the latest guidance and messages on sick pay, existing benefit claims, new claims to benefit, self-employment, housing and more. This site covers all the changes Department of Work and Pension are making to respond to coronavirus – not just to Universal Credit. It also includes a Frequently Asked Questions section.
- The Food Bank (Medway)
- Medway Street Angels (email only - firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Gillingham Street Angels are situated at 43 Skinner Street, Gillingham and can be accessed from 10am -1pm daily
- The Hygiene Bank for families that need help with personal products like sanitary items / personal washing products (phonecall - Emma Thomas on 07940329994)
Apps to help children stay safe online
Online safety and guides to using apps and games safely (it might be worth uploading the guides relevant to the context of the school) https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides
The BBC have a website and app called Own It. The website has a lot of content for children to help them navigate their online lives, and the free smartphone app comes with a special keyboard which can intervene with help and support in the moments that children need it the most. It can be downloaded for free in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
SafeToNet is an app for parents to help them safeguard their children from online risks like cyberbullying and sexting, whilst respecting their child’s rights to privacy.