Welcome to our Emotional Wellbeing Area
At Brierley, the wellbeing of the children and their parents is important to us. Please check this section for updates and further support.
The NHS have collected a wide variety of apps that have been assessed, used by and recommended by the NHS. There are a number of different types of apps available depending on the age of user, the needs and whether it is free.
AnxietyUK offers free resources on dealing with stress, mindfulness and relaxation.
Mind offers resources and support for children, young people and adults dealing with their emotional wellbeing.
What to do if you're worried a child is being abused – DfE advice
Guidance to help practitioners identify the signs of child abuse and neglect and understand what action to take.
Domestic abuse: Various Information/Guidance - Home Office (HO)
Find out how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse.
Faith based abuse: National Action Plan - DfE advice
Information for those who work with children on a plan to help prevent child abuse arising from religion or superstition.
Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy – Home Office policy paper
The Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy sets out our whole-system response to all forms of child sexual abuse.
Preventing bullying including cyberbullying - DfE advice
Guidance for schools on preventing and responding to bullying.
Children missing from education, home or care
Children missing education - DfE statutory guidance
Statutory guidance for local authorities and advice for other groups on helping children who are missing education get back into it.
Child missing from home or care - DfE statutory guidance
Statutory guidance for local authorities and their partners to stop children going missing and to protect those who do.
Children and adults missing strategy - Home Office strategy
The Missing Children and Adults strategy focuses on vulnerable people who go missing within England and Wales.
Children with family members in prison
National Information Centre on Children of Offenders - Barnardo’s in partnership with HM Prison and Probation Service
Safeguarding children - DfE and Home Office guidance
Guidance for those working with children who may have been recruited or transported for the purposes of exploitation.
How to identify and support victims – HO statutory guidance – Describes the signs that someone may be a victim of modern slavery, the support available to victims, and the process for determining whether someone is a victim.
Child exploitation disruption toolkit - HO statutory guidance
Disruption tactics for those working to safeguard children and young people under the age of 18 from sexual and criminal exploitation.
Information and advice on drugs - Talk to Frank website
Drug and Alcohol education — teacher guidance & evidence review – PSHE Association
(so called) “Honour Based Abuse” including FGM and forced marriage
Female genital mutilation: information and resources- Home Office guidance-
Female genital mutilation
Multi agency statutory guidance - DfE, Department for Health, and Home Office
Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) resources
How to protect, advise and support victims of forced marriage – information and practice guidelines for professionals.
Health and Well-being
Rise Above: Free PSHE resources on health, wellbeing and resilience - Public Health England
Overview - Fabricated or induced illness - NHS advice
Homelessness code of guidance for local authorities – Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities guidance
Childnet provide guidance for schools on cyberbullying
Educateagainsthate provides practical advice and support on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.
London Grid for Learning provides advice on all aspects of a school or college’s online safety arrangements
UK Safer Internet Centre provide tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online
Online Safety- Support for children
Childline for free and confidential advice
UK Safer Internet Centre to report and remove harmful online content
CEOP for advice on making a report about online abuse
Online safety- Parental support
Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, and to find out where to get more help and support
Commonsensemedia provide independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents
Government advice about protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying
Internet Matters provide age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls, and practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
How Can I Help My Child? Marie Collins Foundation – Sexual Abuse Online
Let’s Talk About It provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
London Grid for Learning provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
Stopitnow resource from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online)
National Crime Agency/CEOP Thinkuknow provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
Net-aware provides support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including aguide to social networks, apps and games
Parentzone provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online
Talking to your child about online sexual harassment: A guide for parents – This is the Children’s Commissioner’s parent guide on talking to your children about online sexual harassment
#Ask the awkward – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre guidance to parents to talk to their children about online relationships
Private fostering: local authorities - DfE statutory guidance
Prevent duty guidance- Home Office guidance
Educate Against Hate website - DfE and Home Office advice
Prevent for FE and Training - Education and Training Foundation (ETF)
Extremism and Radicalisation Safeguarding Resources – Resources by London Grid for Learning
Serious violence strategy - Home Office Strategy
The Serious Violence Strategy sets out the government’s response to serious violence and recent increases in knife crime, gun crime and homicide.
Factors linked to serious violence and how these factors can be used to identify individuals for intervention – Home Office
Sexual violence and sexual harassment
Barnardo's - UK charity caring for and supporting some of the most vulnerable children and young people through their range of services.
Lucy Faithful Foundation - UK-wide child protection charity dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse. They work with families affected by sexual abuse and also run the confidential Stop it Now! Helpline.
Marie Collins Foundation – Charity that, amongst other things, works directly with children, young people, and families to enable their recovery following sexual abuse.
Children's charity specialising in child protection with statutory powers enabling them to take action and safeguard children at risk of abuse.
National charity and the umbrella body for their network of independent member Rape Crisis Centres.
UK Safer Internet Centre - Provides advice and support to children, young people, parents, carers and schools about staying safe online.
Harmful sexual behaviour
Rape Crisis (England & Wales) or The Survivors Trust for information, advice, and details of local specialist sexual violence organisations.
NICE guidance contains information on, amongst other things: developing interventions; working with families and carers; and multi-agency working.
HSB toolkit The Lucy Faithfull Foundation - designed for parents, carers, family members and professionals, to help everyone play their part in keeping children safe. It has links to useful information, resources, and support as well as practical tips to prevent harmful sexual behaviour and provide safe environments for families.
NSPCC Learning: Protecting children from harmful sexual behaviour and NSPCC -Harmful sexual behaviour framework- free and independent advice about HSB.
Contextual Safeguarding Network – Beyond Referrals (Schools) provides a school self-assessment toolkit and guidance for addressing HSB in schools.
Preventing harmful sexual behaviour in children - Stop It Now provides a guide for parents, carers and professionals to help everyone do their part in keeping children safe, they also run a free confidential helpline.
Support for Victims
Anti-Bullying Alliance - Detailed information for anyone being bullied, along with advice for parents and schools. Signposts to various helplines and websites for further support.
Rape Crisis - Provide and signpost to a range of services to support people who have experienced rape, child abuse or any kind of sexual violence.
The Survivors Trust- UK-wide national umbrella agency with resources and support dedicated to survivors of rape, sexual violence and child sex abuse.
Victim Support - Supporting children and young people who have been affected by crime. Also provides support to parents and professionals who work with children and young people – regardless of whether a crime has been reported or how long ago it was.
Childline provides free and confidential advice for children and young people.
National Domestic Abuse Helpline
Refuge runs the National Domestic Abuse Helpline, which can be called free of charge and in confidence, 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247. Its website provides guidance and support for potential victims, as well as those who are worried about friends and loved ones. It also has a form through which a safe time from the team for a call can be booked.
Additional advice on identifying children who are affected by domestic abuse and how they can be helped is available at:
- Domestic abuse: specialist sources of support - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) (includes information for adult victims, young people facing abuse in their own relationships and parents experiencing child to parent violence/abuse)
- Home: Operation Encompass (includes information for schools on the impact of domestic abuse on children).