Childline is the UK’s free 24-hour service for children and young people. Run by the NSPCC, Childline gives children and young people up to the age of 19 confidential support with whatever is worrying them. Since the service began in 1986, it has carried out over 5.9 million counselling sessions with young people. Childline supports more than 200,00 children and young people each year.
Find out about Childline’s unique offer on NSPCC Learning
A partnership of West Yorkshire Police, the Youth Justice Service, BARCA, Crimestoppers and other agencies are working together in your local area to deliver a number of parents sessions.
These sessions are intended to support parents with how to approach important conversations at home about keeping their children safe from knife crime.
Monday 19th Feb 6pm-8pmNew Wortley Community Centre 40 Tong Road, Armley, LS12 1LZ
Tuesday 20th Feb 6pm-8pmBroadlea Community Centre Broadlea Hill, Bramley, LS13 2SN
To attend one of these sessions there is no need to book, just turn up at the venue on the date that suits.
Click below for some useful websites with tips on how to talk to your children about the events happening in Gaza and Israel and other events that may cause children to worry.
NHS England are looking at improving Children & Young People’s inpatient mental health services. One of their projects has been to develop a number of short films, aimed at supporting parents and carers who may have concerns about their child’s mental health. The central principle is to promote awareness of support and resources that are already available, with the aim of preventing situations escalating into a crisis stage and, ultimately, admission into services.
They have produced 16 films in total, covering 6 different topic areas – including safety (both physical and online), eating disorders and self-harm.
The link to the central webpage, entitled This May Help is here: Home | ThisMayHelp
The link below provides information about services that we offer to support children and their mental health.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals are experiencing extreme demand for services and also increasing presentation in paediatric emergency department with needs that may be better met in other ways.
The West Yorkshire Healthier Together website is available to support families to decide if a visit to A&E is appropriate.
The Healthier Together website is a tool that gives consistent, accurate and trustworthy healthcare advice to parents, carers, young people and professionals.
The information on this site has been reviewed by local pediatricians, GPs and clinicians across the region to ensure it aligns with current practices and procedures.
You can use the quick links, search bar, or menus to find clear advice with easy to use traffic light guide, red, amber, green found in the parents/carers section. This will help to identify when, where, and how you should seek help for your poorly baby or child.
Parent and carers can also look through the site for practical guidance such as ‘should my child go to school’.
Now more than ever, it is vital to ensure that your child is safe online. As usage of social media and apps
increase, so too do the dangers of unsolicited attention. It is important that all children know how to keep
safe online, how to recognise risks, harmful content and contact and are aware of how to report such
incidents. There are lots of websites to offer parents and guardians support on how to ensure what your
child accesses online is safe and age-appropriate. Some suggested web links are below.
Reception Places 2024
For families who are making enquiries about applications for Reception places, you may wish to link to the council’s You Tube video about applying for a school place
Do you need debt or money advice? Useful numbers for key services in Leeds via the following
link Money Advice Link
Useful numbers for key services in Leeds, offering free, confidential and impartial advice on
energy bills and utilities via the following link Energy and Utility Bills Helpline Numbers
The Hong Kong Welcome Programme in Yorkshire and Humber have created a virtual hub www.migrationyorkshire.org.uk/hongkonghub, which contains information for people from Hong Kong who are settling in the region and are seeking services to support them.
The hub also contains details of online drop-in sessions for new arrivals as well as a directory of organisations providing further support.
Safe Zone www.safezoneleeds.org.uk offers face-2-face in person support or phone support call 07593
529 367. The service is open for referrals from:
• 5pm – 8.30pm every Monday (@ The Market Place)
• 5pm – 8.30pm every Thursday (@ Dial House)
• 5pm – 8.30pm every Sunday (@ LS-Ten Skate Park)
Free, confidential, non-judgemental, person-centred support for 11–17 year olds and their parents/carers.
We can arrange free transport to and from location. The service also offers 45 minute long bite size
workshop for parents/carers who are supporting a child with emotional distress. The next workshop is
taking place on 15th May @ 8.30pm. Parents/carers can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a place on
this. The topics covered will be:
• Identifying difficulties
• Coping Strategies
• Self-regulation / modelling self-care
• Q&A slot
• Signpost services
Teen Connect offer free, confidential emotional support and mental health crisis support for teenagers in
Leeds, WF3, WF10, BD4 and BD11 (aged 11 -18, up to their 19th birthday) and parents/carers of teenagers
too. Teen Connect offers support over the phone, by text or online www.teenconnect.org.uk.
Support can be about anything: sadness, anger, fear, friendships, family, loss, abuse, grief, change,
loneliness, pain, sleep, eating difficulties, self-harm, suicidal thoughts or feelings, being in crisis, feeling
anxious or depressed, feeling unsafe, want to talk, any difficulties, frustrations, worries and more.
- Want to know what support is available in Leeds for helping children, young people and families with speech, language and communication development?
- Know what support is available online, in the community and intended for all?
- Want to identify speech, language and communication needs early?
- Have concerns about a child’s speech, language and communication development and want to signpost a family to local services for focused support?
- Know a family who need specialist support for speech, language and communication needs?
The Communication Offer is a directory of services and resources to support speech, language and communication development in Leeds. You can now find the Communication Offer information on the Leeds Local Offer Website.
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