Useful websites for parents.

The School, Kent Council Council (KCC) and EiS are not responsible for the content of the web sites listed on this page. Their inclusion is not a recommendation, endorsement or a guarantee of accuracy of any content, goods or services provided by the web sites listed.

ESafety

www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it.  Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.All the information on this website is brought to you by the team at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.

www.alphablue.co.uk
Alphablue is a solution that enables parents/carers to remotely restrict access to features on their child’s mobile phone and control calls. Please note there is an initial 14 day free trial after which if you wish to continue to use the service there is a annual charge

www.connectsafely.org/facebook-for-parents
Fully updated 2012 edition of A Parents’ Guide to Facebook (PDF)! It’s designed to help you understand what Facebook is and how to use it safely. With it, you will be better informed and able to communicate with young Facebook users in your life more effectively.

parentinfo.org
Parent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience.

www.pitda.co.uk
Parenting in the Digital Age is a website created for parents and professionals to give advice and information on parenting online.

For Dad

www.dad.info
Lots of parenting information aimed at dads.

www.dadtalk.co.uk
Work, life, education, families, finance etc.

www.dads-space.org

Learning

www.parentsintouch.co.uk
Something to help everyone who cares about children and their education.

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Information on the KS1 and KS2 curiculum

www.familylearning.org.uk
Here you will find lots of information and links to useful resources to explain various aspects of the UK school curriculum, and how you can help your child to learn without causing confusion.

Reading

www.wordsforlife.org.uk
Dedicated to the wonders of reading, great ideas, resources and competitions.

www.lovereading4kids.co.uk
Fantastic website with books recommended by age and ability, preview chapters, ideas and incentives to make reading ‘loved’ by you and your children.
All aspects of family life and Parenting:

www.familylives.org.uk
Family Lives is a national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life. They are there for you seven days a week through their free Parentline. Call 0808 800 2222, chat with a trained support worker.  Whatever your family role or situation, we can help.

www.separatedfamilies.info
Because supporting the whole family brings better outcomes for children.

www.splittingup-putkidsfirst.org.uk
This is part of Home-Start Thanet , a new service to help and support parents who are separating or who have separated. It is a free service for local families with at last one child aged 8 or under .

Contact Home Start on 01843 609665.

www.kent.gov.uk
Kent County Council website full of information including education, health and leisure. Also contains Children Families Information Service CFIS – What is the Kent Children and Families Information Service?  Kent Children and Families Information Service (CFIS) has a freephone helpline offering free, impartial information and advice about childcare, early education, parenting, family life and issues that affect young people up to the age of 20.

www.mumsanddadsnet.com
Mumsanddadsnet is a new online space for fathers and mothers to talk about sharing the parenting. It’s designed to get mums and dads talking about who does what and why – and how to make gender-equal parenting a reality.

www.thanet.gov.uk
All the information, guidance and advice about your local council and the services it provides including benefits advice.

www.gov.uk
Everything you’d ever need to know about all our public services. Advice on education, health, employment, motoring etc.

Health – physical and emotional

www.youngminds.org.uk
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

www.eric.org.uk
Information and support on childhood bedwetting, daytime wetting, constipation and soiling to children, young people, parents and professionals.

www.griefencounter.com
Helping children through bereavement.

www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk
Support following bereavement.

www.nhs.uk/change4life
Eat well, move more, live longer – game, information and ideas to be a healthier family.

www.kentsport.org/get-active
Are you and your family interested in becoming more active and healthy but not sure where to begin or what is available in your area? If so, then Active Kent is the site for you! Our site includes tips and information, not just on becoming more active, but on making successful lifestyle changes that will benefit both you and your family.

www.bullying.co.uk
Support and advice on a wide range of bullying problems.

www.childline.org.uk
Provided by the NSPCC to support children and young people.

www.counselling-directory.org.uk
If you’re in need of support, and wish to contact a professional counsellor or psychotherapist Counselling Directory lists counsellors and psychotherapists who are registered with a recognised professional body or those who have provided copies of their qualifications and insurance cover.

Financial

www.thanetcitizensadvice.org
Information about the services and availability of advice at the Citizen’s Advice bureau.

www.turn2us.org.uk
Free, accessible website designed to help you find appropriate sources of financial support, quickly and easily, based on your particular needs and circumstances.

www.moneymadeclear.org.uk
Unbiased information and advice in plain English on a variety of financial topics.

www.kentsavers.co.uk
Fair Loans & Safe Savings.  Support, signposting and help when you have financial concerns. As a Credit Union they can help with appropriate loans for many things.

www.gov.uk/report-loan-shark
Loan sharks are illegal moneylenders who often charge very high interest rates – check if a company is licensed and how to report one that isn’t.

If you spot a loan shark, or have borrowed money from one, you can report them anonymously.