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Below is a collection of externally run support sites which parents and students have found useful.

  1. Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board

    Information and advice aimed at parents/carers on your child’s wellbeing.
    http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lscb/parents/

  2. Disrespect Nobody

    Find out about health relationships, relationship abuse, consent, rape and pornography.
    https://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk/

  3. Educate against hate

    Information and support for parents/carers on the issues surrounding extremism and radicalisation and how to protect your child.
    http://educateagainsthate.com/parents/

  4. Young Minds

    Information and advice for parents/carers on young people’s behaviour and mental health.
    http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents

  5. NSPCC – The underwear rule

    Guidance designed to help parents/carers start conversations with young people to help protect them from abuse.
    https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/the-underwear-rule---guide-for-parents-new-brand.pdf

    There is also a guide for parents/carers of young people with autism:
    https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/underwear-rule-parents-guide-children-autism.pdf

    There is also a guide for foster carers:
    https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/underwear-rule-guidance-foster-carers.pdf

  6. Family Lives

    A charity set up to help support parents/carers with the changes families go through. This includes a confidential helpline and online chat.
    http://www.familylives.org.uk/about/

  7. CEOP

    Information to help parents/carers protect their children from online abuse. Also includes information about reporting abuse.
    https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

  8. The Hideout

    A website created by Women’s Aid to help parents/carers understand domestic violence and how it affects young people.
    http://www.thehideout.org.uk/young-people/adults-young-people-and-domestic-abuse/

  9. CASY

    Information on the service provided by CASY (a counselling service for young people aged 6-25 in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire).
    http://www.casy.org.uk/for-parents/

  10. Gangs Line

    Information for parents/carers on gangs and youth violence.
    http://www.gangsline.com/parenting/parents-general-information.html

  11. Somebody else’s child

    Information on private fostering.
    http://www.privatefostering.org.uk/

  12. Frank

    Information for parents/carers on drugs and what to do if you are worried about your/a child.
    http://www.talktofrank.com/worried-about-a-child

  13. Anti-Bullying Alliance

    Information for parents/carers on bullying.
    http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/resources/cyberbullying/info-for-parents-and-carers/

  14. NSPCC

    Information and advice about keeping children safe.
    https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/

  15. NSPCC

    The services offered by the NSPCC.
    https://www.nspcc.org.uk/services-and-resources/services-for-children-and-families/

  16. NSPCC – Child trafficking

    Information on what child trafficking is.
    https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/child-trafficking/what-is-child-trafficking/

  17. NSPCC – Forced Marriage

    Information, advice and guidance on forced marriage, including links to other websites.
    https://www.childline.org.uk/Explore/HomeFamilies/Pages/ForcedMarriage.aspx

  18. NSPCC – What is Child Sexual Exploitation

    Information on CSE, including signs, symptoms and effects.
    https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/child-sexual-exploitation/what-is-child-sexual-exploitation/

  19. Family Information Service – Lincolnshire County Council

    Information for families on the services available in Lincolnshire.
    http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/parents/family-support/family-information-service/

  20. The National Autistic Society

    Guidance and information on autism.
    http://www.autism.org.uk/

  21. RNIB

    Supporting people with sight loss.
    http://www.rnib.org.uk/

  22. ADHD Foundation

    Information for parents/carers on ADHD.
    http://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/informationforparents.php

  23. Dyspraxia Foundation

    Support, information and guidance for parents/cares on Dyspraxia.
    http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/dyspraxia-children/

  24. Dyslexia Foundation

    Support with dyslexia for parents/carers.
    http://www.dyslexiafoundation.co.uk/index.html

  25. B-eat

    Guidance and support on eating disorders.
    https://www.b-eat.co.uk/about-eating-disorders

  26. National Self Harm Network (NSHM)

    Help and support on self-harm.
    http://www.nshn.co.uk/

  27. Addaction

    One of the UK’s leading and largest special drug, alcohol and mental health treatment charities.
    http://www.addaction.org.uk/services/addaction-lincolnshire-%E2%80%93-lincoln-resource-site

  28. Broken Rainbows

    LGBT Domestic Violence charity.
    http://www.brokenrainbow.org.uk/help/helpline

  29. Internet Matters

    Helping parents keep their children safe online.

    https://www.internetmatters.org/

  30. Missing People

          A charity that aims to support family and friends of those who go missing.

          https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/how-we-can-help.html