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Useful Links

Useful Links

“Websites, helplines and email addresses offering support for children, young people, parents, carers and professionals:

National Home Learning Support Helpline for Parents

A national parent helpline has been set up, known as StarLine, and backed by the new virtual Oak Academy, as well as Star Academies, the Confederation of School Trusts, Triple P UK and a number of academy trusts. It is also staffed by Ofsted inspectors who have been redeployed alongside teachers to provide advice about home learning to parents. The helpline is designed to help parents and carers create regular routines and study habits, offering practical steps to take and access to resources, such as support with a specific topic or advice on how to structure the day, deal with difficult behaviour or manage the learning of several children.
StarLine is open six days a week and covers all areas of the curriculum across all phases of education. The number to call is 0330 313 9162 (calls charged at local rate)

ChildLine  website or phone: 0800 1111

The Mix

Child Exploitation Online

Northumbria Police

O2 and NSPCC website and phone helpline 0808 800 5002 for free, Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm

Report harmful Content 

Report it

Safer Internet

Internet watch foundation

ChatHealth text messaging service for Young people aged 11-19 years old. You can text your school nurse: 07507 332 258

Professionals Only Help

Domestic Abuse Advice and Information

Women’s Aid practical safety advice for survivors

SafeLives advice and information for survivors, professionals and policymakers

The Women’s Aid website has also been updated with the ability for survivors to do live chat as a means of contacting the Women’s Aid national support service. 

Bright Sky is a free to download mobile app providing support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know. The app is also designed to be used by professionals looking for information about issues around domestic abuse such as online safety, stalking and harassment and sexual consent. It looks like a weather app so the abuser wouldn’t suspect if it was on a survivor’s phone.

The Safe and Together Institute are providing advice on how domestic abuse support work might be adapted during the pandemic crisis.

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