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Useful Links and Resources

Alerts for Parents

Staffordshire County Council’s Stay Connected service is a free email update service for urgent alerts, important news and a range of information which is delivered straight to your email or mobile phone.

The service includes alerts, updates and bulletins about:

school closures, admissions and school transport
parents’ guide to learning and careers
bus service changes
severe weather alerts
arts, galleries, archives and what’s on
volunteering in Staffordshire

Sign up via the Staffordshire County Council Website

Girls on Board

Girls on Board is an approach which helps girls, their parents and their teachers to understand the complexities and dynamics of girl friendships. The language, methods and ideas empower girls to solve their own friendship problems and recognises that they are usually the only ones who can. By empowering girls to find their own solutions, parents need worry less, schools can focus more on the curriculum and the girls learn more effectively – because they are happier.

Your daughter has been involved in one of our ‘Girls on Board’ assemblies. Download the parent booklet here Girls on Board Parent Booklet, it is a new and effective way of supporting your daughter when there are friendship issues. Girls on Board also has a website where you can read more:

Girls On Board Website

You may wish to discuss some of the key terms featured in the Parent Guide with your daughter and how the dynamics of different sized friendship groups can impact on how they feel in school. There are also some useful strategies for you as parents to read when navigating your daughter’s friendship issues in school.

Save our Spoons

The CAMHS online Parent Support Group, recently rebranded as SOS – Save our Spoons, is a fantastic avenue of support for the families of children and young people with a mental health need living in the South Staffs area.

Online parent support group, SOS – Save Our Spoons (formerly South Staffs CAMHs Online Parent Support Group), has been given a makeover – just in time for Summer! Save Our Spoons offers a safe and supportive environment for families of children with a mental health need living in the South Staffs area to get support. Families always come first, and Chanté (Senior Parent Peer Supporter) and Bethan (Mental Health Practitioner) love to welcome new faces and volunteers.

There is a new online parent support group for families of children and young people with mental health needs in South Staffs which is held on Wednesdays 1pm – 2.30pm (term time only) via Zoom.


SOS Save our Spoons Twitter: @CamhsFamilyMPFT /
SOS Save our Spoons Instagram: SOS – Save Our Spoons camhs.familympft
SOS Save our Spoons Facebook:
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Action for Children

Action for Children has an excellent website Build Sound Minds which gives lots of tips you can try, along with other support you can access.

Action for Children have a ‘live’ parenting support service which can be accessed via our Website and click on ‘Parent Talk‘ where you can talk online to a parenting practitioner.

Safer Internet Day Tuesday 7th February 2023

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. UK Safer Internet Centre have created a range of resources for all ages. To find out more and get involved visit

Stop Abuse Together: A new government resource to help keep children and young people safer from sexual abuse

Most children won’t tell anyone at the time of their abuse. That’s why it’s important for everyone to know how to spot the potential signs of child sexual abuse and where to go for support if concerned.

The new Stop Abuse Together website ( can help parents and carers learn to spot the signs, have regular conversations with their child which can help keep them safer, and know when it’s right to reach out for more support.

Talking to your child about online sexual harassment: A guide for parents and carers

This guidance for parents and carers is based on the voices of children and young people and gives tips to adults about how they can support children to stay safer online.

The guide for parents and carers and summary poster are available to download from the Children’s Commissioner for England’s website.

Resources for children and young people

As half term approaches, children and young people will spend more time online and many will play games for entertainment over the break.

You can share our Band Runner game with children and young people you work with. It’s a fun way for 8-10s to learn about safer use of technology.

They will learn to:

  • distinguish between safe and unsafe behaviours online
  • feel more confident to seek help from a trusted adult when they need it
  • understand how they can use our 8-10s website to seek advice and support

The game can be accessed on our 8-10s website:

Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service

SWGfL and the Marie Collins Foundation have launched the new Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service to support professionals working with children and young people in England. The service helps professionals to respond to incidents of harmful sexual behaviour in their setting. More information can be found in our guidance article.

If you’re planning online safety lessons for this term, please remember that we have a variety of resources available to download for use with children and young people aged 4-18 on our website,


Click the image to visit the site.

The Ditch the Blade Campaign sets out the importance of us all working together to tackle knife crime. Everyone can make a difference. It needs a joint approach between police, partners, and you.


A number of parents have expressed a concern regarding the Social Media app TikTok. Below is a link to the NetAware website to find out more about keeping children safe when using TikTok.


Staffordshire Children’s Advice and Support Service

0300 111 8007

Out of hours

0345 604 2886

Wolverhampton Assessment & Child Protection Team


Out of hours