Other information for Parents, Carers and the Community
- Keeping Children Safe – NSPCC guidance, tips and advice
- Internet Safety Leaflet for Parents
- Share Aware – online safety campaign by Norfolk Constabulary & NSPCC
- Net Aware – a parents guide to the social networks your kids use
- What should I do? – NSPCC helplines & guidance responding to children’s and parents concerns about sexual content online
- Involvement Strategy – Our Children and Young People’s Involvement Strategy
- Child Safety in clubs and activities Leaflet for parents
- Click here for a guide for young carers and their families in Norfolk
- English version
- Young Carers Norfolk – Your Guide booklet
- Young Carers Norfolk – Your Guide Poster
- Who Are Young Carers
- How it feels to be a Young Carer
- Young Carers Presentation – Sources of Support
- Managing my money for young adults
- Getting Our Voices Heard 2018 Young Carers Survey Results Poster
- The Child Protection Conference – information for parents and families
- Have Your Say Leaflet for Child Protection Conferences for Parents and Carers
- How can I make a complaint about a conference?
Advice for Eastern European Families
There are many Eastern European families in Norfolk who may not understand, due to their cultural differences, what is classed as a safeguarding risk in the UK. The Cultural Competency team have created the following translation cards for the four most popular Eastern European languages, to advise families what to do if they have any contact with the local authority around safeguarding.
Are you worried that your child is being bullied?
Bullying UK have a really useful website with lots of advice on what you can do.
Many young people self-harm. If you are concerned that your child is self harming, click here to find out more information about what you can do.
Mental Health Issues
There is a new national initiative called Shelf Help available in all of Norfolk’s public libraries to support young people 13-18 and their friends and families if they are dealing with mental health issues and to raise awareness of common issues, including advice and information about issues like anxiety, stress and OCD, and difficult experiences like bullying, body image and exams. Click here for more information.
Drug and Alcohol Issues
Are you affected by someone else’s drug and alcohol use? This leaflet explains what you can do and how to get help.
There is help and support available for children, young people and families on tackling drug and alcohol issues. This leaflet explains how the Matthew Project can help.
For more information on drugs you can also visit the Talk to Frank website.
What is a young carer?
• A young carer is “a person under 18 who provides or intends to provide care for another person (other than someone who does this because of a contract or volunteering work)”.
• They will often be providing physical and/or emotional support to someone because that person has a disability, has a physical or mental illness, or has issues with substance misuse.
• We know that there are well over 5000 Young Carers in Norfolk but many are hidden because they do not realise they are a young carer, or because of fears of stigma/external involvement.
• Being a young carer can have a significant impact on their physical and mental health, educational attainment and their transition into adulthood.
Norfolk Young Carers Forum has put together a range of awareness-raising mini-presentations which cover various issues relating to young carers and the support available:
Child Protection Conference Information