Useful links for parents

The Mix UK – Free Support For Under 25s

The Mix are the UK’s leading provider of free support for young people.

Whatever life throws at you, we’re here to help make sense of it and guide you forwards.

Free Help & Guidance. Information. Confidential Advice.

Support For Under 25s, Get Support, Get Advice.

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Mosaic Charity

Join our Facebook group to keep up to date with everything that is happening within the Academy.


Poole Local Offer

The above link takes you directly to details of the Poole local offer

The Family Information Directory has details of childcare, local activities and a range of services for families.

The NSPCC website contains a lot of useful information about radicalisation. It also contains information on a wide range of other safeguarding issues.

PACE is the leading national charity working with parents and carers of sexually exploited children. For more information about this issue and the support they offer, click here:

Online safety

Share Aware, from NSPCC and O2, gives parents all the tools they need to have regular and informed conversations with their child about staying safe online. Under 20% of parents discuss online safety regularly with their children but we want to get every family talking about their child’s life online, just as they would their day at school.

Parents can sign up to the Icebreaker email series and become an expert in their child’s online world in 6 weeks, follow our four simple steps to keeping kids safe online, watch our film ‘Safety advice from a 10 year old’ or visit Net Aware – our guide to your child’s social networks apps and games.

The internet is a great place for kids to be, being Share Aware makes it safer.

The Autumn SSCT Parents and Professionals Newsletters are now available

Children’s engagement with the internet and social media

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report looking into how well children are prepared to engage with the internet. Findings include: opaque and lengthy social media terms and conditions mean children unknowingly waive privacy rights; a Mumsnet survey of nearly 900 parents of children aged 2-18 showed that 73% were concerned about their children accessing inappropriate material online, 49% were worried about their child oversharing personal information, and 41% felt they needed more advice to make informed decisions about their children’s online use. Recommendations include: a champion for children’s rights online is needed to enforce their rights with social media companies; an obligatory digital citizenship programme for 4 to 14 year-olds should be set up.

Source: Children’s Commissioner for England  Date: 04 January 2017

Film warning about online grooming

Leicestershire Police has made its film to raise awareness of the dangers of online grooming publicly available. Based on the story of teenager Kayleigh Haywood, the film highlights how quickly and easily children can be groomed online without them or those around them knowing it is happening. Kayleigh’s love story is available to watch online in eight different versions, including a signed version, and audio described version and versions translated into five languages. It has previously been shown to schoolchildren aged 11 and above in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland in controlled screenings by specially trained officers.

Source: Leicestershire Police  Date: 03 January 2017

Further information: Kayleigh’s love story

Audio described – Kayleigh’s love story

BSL and subtitles – Kayleigh’s love story

Gujarati – Kayleigh’s love story

Hindi – Kayleigh’s love story

Polish – Kayleigh’s love story

Punjabi – Kayleigh’s love story

Urdu – Kayleigh’s love story