Parent Links

This area has been created to provide information for Parents on various topics. If you know of any other useful links that you would think others would benefit from, please contact our Home School Care Link Worker, Jackie Napier-Jones: jnap5834@crowmarsh-gifford.oxon.sch.uk .

Wallingford Children’s Centre

Children’s centres are for children under five and their families, places where they can find a variety of activities, play, information and support from professionals working in a wide range of fields, whatever their background or circumstances.

Wallingford Children’s Centre
The Wigod Centre
96a Wilding Road
Wallingford
OX10 8AJ

Tel: 01491 835179

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/wallingford-childrens-centre

Grief Support for Children and their Families in Oxfordshire

Seesaw

Seesaw can offer support for children and their families when a parent or sibling is dying and /or after the loss.  They offer home visits to explain how they may be able to help.

This is a free service.

Contact:  http://www.seesaw.org.uk/

Tel:  01865 744768          Mon-Fri 8.30-4.30

Support for Parents of children with Special Educational Needs

Parent Partnership

Parent Partnership offer impartial advice to parents and the young people themselves.  They currently run a monthly drop-in advice session if you’re looking for a chance to talk things through.

Contact:  https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/support-parents-children-special-educational-needs

Tel:  01865 810516

Information and Advice for parents of children with Dyslexia

British Dyslexia Association (BDA)

‘Dyslexia is described as a specific difficulty in learning in one or more of reading, spelling and written language which can be accompanied by other difficulties of varying degrees’.

BDA describe themselves as the Voice of Dyslexia and this is reflected in the amount of information and advice on the website.  To include: What to do if you think your child may be dyslexic and what the indicators are, how to help your child at home including worksheets to download for different ages, many of which are free and areas of consideration when choosing a school.

Well worth a look.

Contact:  http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/parent

Tel:  0333 4054567

What to do if you think your child is involved in Bullying

Bullying UK

What is Bullying and What can you do about it?  More than half of all children are involved in bullying as perpurtrator, victim or witness therefore most parents do have to deal with it at some point and knowing how can be challenging.

BullyingUK provides useful information on what best to say and what to avoid saying in helping resolve the experience.  There is also a section on Cyberbullying and what to look out for if you are worried this may be happening.

Contact:  http://www.bullying.co.uk/advice-for-parents/what-to-do-if-your-child-is-being-bullied/

Advice on All Aspects of Family Life

Family Lives

Family Lives offers advice on things that might be worrying you, from school worries, coping with difficult behaviour, sibling rivalry and why they argue and supporting your children through separation and divorce.

Good non-judgemental advice whenever you need it.

Contact:  http://www.familylives.org.uk/advice/

Tel:  0808 8002222

When is it okay to leave your Child Home Alone

NSPCC

A useful guide in deciding when it is okay to leave your child at home without you.

There is no specific age when a child can be left home alone as maturity and understanding is different for each child.  The NSPCC provides useful guidance on how to make this tricky decision.  There are also tips on choosing a baby sitter.

Contact:  http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/leaving-child-home-alone/

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