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Advice/support for families

A PARENT'S GUIDE TO BLACK LIVES MATTER

In addition to schools, it is the responsibility of parents/carers to engage in positive and open discussions about race and racism with our children at home.

This guide aims to provide resources, advice, and tips to ensure that children are aware of racial inequality, racial hierarchies, and white privilege present in modern-day society, as well as share tools and knowledge in which to combat racism today.

FAMILIES IN FOCUS

See attached a useful resource from the Families in Focus Team that lists sources of help, guidance and support for families as well as a wealth of resources for students to dip into: 

JUNE 2020: FAMILIES IN FOCUS BULLETIN PART 1 (Information and support for families, parents/carers and young people during Coronavirus)

FIRST RESPONSE

Are you a parent/carer who needs help with: 

• Your child’s behaviour? 

• A problem related to domestic violence or substance misuse?

Anyone can ring First Response if they are concerned about a child or young person or if they think they need support. First Response can help in different ways including:

• Providing information, advice and guidance about services to help families.
 
• Making a referral to the Early Help team who can provide support to children, young people and families.
 
• Making a referral to a social work team.
 
Please download the leaflet at the bottom of this page for more information.
 
TEENAGERS & ALCOHOL ADVICE 
 
Do you sometimes wonder how to talk to your children about alcohol? Public Health Bristol has added a new section to the 4YP for Parents website to support you with this.  It gives you information and advice and provides activities that you can share with your children. You can find it all at https://www.4ypbristol.co.uk/for-parents/for-parents/alcohol/

In fact, most teenagers don’t drink alcohol and those who do usually don’t drink it very often, but a new report shows that some teenagers in Bristol drink more than their peers in other parts of England. This can cause problems for their health both now and in the future.

As a parent or carer you are in the best position to help your child stay healthy and safe. Research has shown that it is important for parents to have conversations with their children about the enjoyable side and risky side of drinking alcohol and that this can help children to stay safe. Ideally these conversations should begin before they start drinking, but it’s never too late, and you can still talk to them, even if they are drinking already.

Once you have visited the website and read all the information about alcohol and teenagers please click on the section called ‘Was this useful?’ to tell us what you think.

You may also find some of the other 4YP pages for parents helpful. You can find them at:

https://www.4ypbristol.co.uk/for-parents/

 

  1. Children's Services Leaflet

If a parent requires a paper copy of the information on the school's website, please contact us and this will be provided free of charge