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: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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
Tel: 01491 835179
Grief Support for Children and their Families in Oxfordshire
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.
Tel: 01865 744768 Mon-Fri 8.30-4.30
Support for Parents of children with Special Educational Needs
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
What does it mean for you and your family and how to get the help you need?
The local offer for SEN and Disability (SEND) brings together information about education, health and care services for children and young people from 0 to 25 with SEND.
Oxfordshire County Council has good information on services and is a guide to accessing support.
Formally Parent Partnership, offering impartial information, advice and support to parents of children and young people with an SEN and disability. You can get in touch via phone or email.
SENDIASS Oxfordshire aims to help parents, carers, young people and educational professionals to work together to provide the best possible support to children and young people with special educational needs. They can also link with other organisations offering advice and support.
01865 810516 (term–time only)
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.
Tel: 0333 4054567
What to do if you think your child is involved in Bullying
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.
Advice on All Aspects of Family Life
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.
Tel: 0808 8002222
When is it okay to leave your Child Home Alone
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.
The Adopted Child