Helplines

Advice on talking to children about terrorism

Advice on talking to children about terrorism

If you want to talk to your children about terrorism and terrorist attacks Childline has advice for your kids which you may find useful.

They have information and tips that will help children understand things like extremism and radicalisation and give children support if they are worried.

Click here Childline.

Advice on fraud and cyber crime

ADVICE ON FRAUD AND CYBER CRIME

Action Fraud UK have provided three quick tips to prevent becoming a victim of fraud:

  1. Don’t disclose personal details on social media such as Facebook including your date of birth, your address or where you work.

  2. Shred banking and credit card information once you no longer need it.

  3. Avoid transferring money to people you don’t know via bank transfer, and use a debit or credit card or paypal, to pay for services, good and deposits.

If you're worried about fraud and cyber crime there is advice and details on the Action Fraud website here: www.actionfraud.police.uk/news

Violent children helplines

VIOLENT CHILDREN AND HELPLINES

Advice and support for people worried about children who are violent

WebMD

Children & Parenting Centre

Conduct Disorders

Oppositional Defiance Disorder

It is not uncommon for children and teens to have behaviour-related problems at some time during their development. However, the behaviour is considered to be a conduct disorder or ODD when it is long-lasting and when it violates the rights of others, goes against accepted norms of behaviour and disrupts the child's or family's everyday life.

Helplines for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, rape and sexual violence

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT SEXUAL ABUSE THERE ARE MANY ORGANISATIONS WHO CAN HELP

NeverTooLateToTell

NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood)
www.napac.org.uk
The UK’s leading national charity offering support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect.

NAPAC’s support line - national support line for adult survivors of any type of childhood abuse, 0808 801 0331 free from UK landlines or mobiles. They don’t ask names, they don’t record calls, the number won’t show up on your bill. Around one in 5 callers to our support line are telling someone for the first time about what they suffered.

Go to www.napac.org.uk for information and resources for survivors, professionals and people who have friends or family who were abused in childhood.

We have some advice for friends and family on how to support someone who is a survivor http://napac.org.uk/know-a-survivor/.

NSPCC
The NSPCC helpline is available if you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact their professional counsellors 24/7 for help, advice and support.

Call on 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk

Body issues and eating disorder helplines

Use our helplines to find more information and advice on weight and body issues

National Centre for Eating Disorders
Helpline: 0845 838 2040
eating-disorders.org.uk
Starving & Scoffing Kids
Everything you need about eating disorders treatment, information and professional training in the help & treatment of eating disorders. Eating disorders, such as compulsive overeating, binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, obesity, orthorexia & failed dieting affect people in every walk of life. There are millions of men and women suffering from chaotic eating disorders, perhaps harbouring persistent weight problems and obsessed with food and weight who need help to beat their symptoms.

Transgender children - advice and helplines

TRANSGENDER CHILDREN

Today we talked about transgender children and discussed the importance of listening to your kids if they have gender issues.

Here is some advice from Mermaids, an organisation offering support for trans children and their families:

- If a child is feeling like they were born into the wrong gender the parent should support and listen to them.

- The feeling of being born in the wrong gender can resolve itself around puberty. But if these feeling persists beyond puberty then they are much more likely to be permanent.

Advice on talking to your kids about child abduction

ADVICE ON TALKING TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT CHILD ABDUCTION

Deanna Neilson, Head of Safeguarding at Action for Children, advises the following:

· The attempted abduction in America is a very rare and unusual occurrence as children tend not to be abducted by strangers. These events are often planned by perpetrators known to the family.

· Action for Children want children to have the confidence to yell and scream for help if a situation like this was to occur.

· Parents can help their children to have self-confidence and self-awareness to raise the alarm by educating them about when a situation does not feel right.

· We advise that parents talk to their child about this particular incident and rehearse the situation. Parents can ask their child, “What would you do?”

· Adults should also be aware and should intervene or interrupt using non-aggressive tactics e.g. distracting the situation by taking the child into a shop, starting a conversation with the child.

About Action for Children
Action for Children works directly with more than 390,000 children, young people, parents and carers each year. For more information, visit actionforchildren.org.uk.

Helplines for adult survivors of childhood abuse

SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WHO EXPERIENCED ALL TYPES OF CHILDHOOD ABUSE

NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood)

NAPAC is the UK’s leading national charity offering support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect.

NAPAC’s support line - national support line for adult survivors of any type of childhood abuse, 0808 801 0331 free from UK landlines or mobiles. They don’t ask names, they don’t record calls, the number won’t show up on your bill. Around one in 5 callers to our support line are telling someone for the first time about what they suffered.

Go to www.napac.org.uk for information and resources for survivors, professionals and people who have friends or family who were abused in childhood.

We have some advice for friends and family on how to support someone who is a survivor http://napac.org.uk/know-a-survivor/.

The Survivors Trust

thesurvivorstrust.org

UK network of support organisations for survivors of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse. Offers extensive information resources plus details of your local specialist support.