- Be Someone To Help Others - for parents or carers who are concerned about bullying. Aims to support parents or carers to help their child build healthy friendships and be safe at every stage in their lives.
- ChildNet - Know It All Resources - education resources designed to help educate parents and young people about safe and positive use of the internet.
- ThinkUKnow - website for children, young people and parents highlighting internet, mobile phone and gaming safety from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.
- Educate Against Hate - website aimed at preventing extremism and radicalisation
- Child Sexual Exploitation - Website giving guidance to prevent child sexual exploitation
- Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre - website giving guidance
- Parent Information - Parent Information from CEOP & Parent Zone
- Online safety advice - Online awareness site for parents - NSPCC
- Online guides - Online safety guides for parents
- Childline website - children's worries - Childline website pages concerned with terrorism, etc
- Online safety advice - Online safety advice for parents
Family and Relationships
- Divorce Aid - advice for children and families going through a divorce.
Children and Young People
- The Site - gives information on a wide range of issues affecting young people, including family problems.
- Dad Info - an online community where you can share ideas find information and talk about the nitty-gritty of being a dad.
- The Parenting Site for Single Parents - interactive parenting resources, support and a lively interactive online community for single parents from Single Parent Action Network.
- Gingerbread - a charity that work nationally and locally for and with single parents to improve their lives. Information available about money, work, housing and benefits.
- NetMums - a locally based social networking site connecting parents with each other.
Special Needs and Disabilities
- Special Education Needs and Disability (DCC) - special needs information for Devon children and families.
- Contact a Family - provides advice, information and support to parents of all disabled children.
- Disabled Parents Network - information and support for disabled parents or carers.
- Changing Faces - a charity that supports and represents people who have disfigurements of the face or body from any cause. Offers support and information for parents and they have a website specifically for teenagers at www.iface.org.uk
- The National Autism Society - information for parents or carers and people living with an autistic spectrum disorder.
- Devon Information, Advice and Support for SEND - provides free, impartial information and support to parents/carers of children with special educational needs
- Devon's Family Information Service - free and independent information on childcare including childminders, pre-schools, nurseries, out of school clubs and holiday schemes.
- BBC Parenting - a wide range of information for parents and carers.
- ERIC - The Children's Continence Charity - provides information and support on childhood bedwetting, day wetting, constipation and soiling to children, young people and parents or carers.
- Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - information and support for parents of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people.
- Intercom Trust - provides support, advocacy and information to lesbian, gay and trans people in the South West.
- Child Bereavement UK - supports families when a child is bereaved.
- Hope Again - website designed by young people for young people and aims to support people after the death of someone close.
Moving from Primary to Secondary School and School Issues
- Advisory Centre for Education - provides advice and information to parents and carers on a wide range of school issues including exclusion, admissions, special educational needs, bullying and attendance.
- Family Links - a charity that promotes emotional literacy, nurturing and relationship skills.
Young People and Teenagers
- Family Lives - Teenagers - a social networking site, run by Parentline Plus, giving advice to the parents of teenagers. Offers parent to parent support, informal advice, useful information and a community of other parents dealing with the same issues.
- Talk To Frank - website for young people and their parents or carers providing a wealth of information relating to drug use. A link to local organisations that can provide a confidential service is available.
- Family Planning Association - provides information to help young people, parents and carers make informed choices about sex.
Benefits and Money
- Gov.UK Benefits - provides benefit and financial information, child benefit and tax credit advice and advice on how to manage money and debt
- Working Families - helps children, working parents and carers and their employers find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work.
Early Years and Childcare
- Early Years' and Childcare information - Devon County Council information
Useful Links from the DfE for online safety:
Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?
There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:
- Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
- Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)