Helplines , National Advice & Guidance
Peaceful protests, mass marches, and portrayals of violence. Petitions, political speeches, and demonstrations. The last two weeks have seen movements advocating for an end to racial inequality on a mass scale. Yet, current affairs aren’t always tangible or immediately clear, especially from a child’s perspective. Many children may have questions about the images, stories, and conversations they hear on the news and around them. We can’t solely rely on schools to ensure children fully understand the Black Lives Matter movement and the issues that fuel the movement. As parents, if we haven’t already, it is also our responsibility to engage in positive and open discussions about race and racism with our children at home. Please follow the link to the parents guide ‘Black Lives Matter’ Parent’s Guide
The Anti-Bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying.
The Youth Work Team’s vision…
We work with and for young people to fully prepare them for adulthood, equipped with the personal and social skills to be valued and engaged as citizens, capable of making positive choices and accessing opportunities.
We will achieve this through co-ordinating and delivering a programme of high quality youth work which will include:-
A programme of street based detached youth work where young people are identified as being involved in risky behaviours.
A targeted group work programme for young people experiencing difficulties or vulnerabilities.
National youth work programmes, such a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, UK Youth Parliament and British Youth Council.
Support to the voluntary community sector to increase youth work capacity and quality of provision available to young people in Wakefield.
Activity to ensure sufficient offer of positive youth activities is available to young people and publicized across the district.
ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a Childline Counsellor about anything – no problem is too big or too small. Call free on 0800 1111, have a 1-2-1 chat online or send an email.
Pace is the leading national charity working with parents and carers of sexually exploited children. Pace believes parents are, and should be valued as, key players and partners in safeguarding children from sexual exploitation outside the family. For confidential help and advice, call Pace on 0113 240 5226
If you are an adult who is worried about a child contact 0808 8005000. If you are a child that needs advice please call 08011 111.
Barnardo’s is a charity that supports vulnerable young people. Barnardo’s offer a range of support services in which can be accessed through there site. As examples they have support services for looked after children, children suffering from abuse, neglect and child sexual exploitation.
Let’s Talk About It is an initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse.
Early Help means providing support to a child, young person or their family as soon as a problem emerges. Whether you’re a parent, a young person or an Early Help professional looking for advice, support or family activities, you’ll find all the information you need on these pages.
Children First Hubs will work alongside the professionals already involved with your family and can offer short term co-ordinated packages of support for a range of issues including:
Behaviours that are challenging
Emotional and mental health
Employment and debt problems