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Family Advice 


Raising children is probably the most challenging thing we will ever do. You are probably already doing lots of great parenting but sometimes we need extra ideas and techniques, especially as the kids turn into teenagers.


The website/link below provides live, online talks offering up to date information, effective and easy to apply interventions and the opportunity to ask questions and get practical advice. Workshops range from – Supporting Healthy Sleep, Understanding Anger, Anxiety Explained and Understanding ADHD

Useful Telephone numbers

Childline 0800 1111

Samaritans 116 123

Domestic Violence Hotline 0808 2000 247

Mind 0300 123 3393

Age UK 0800 169 6565

La Leche League 0345 120 2918 for mums struggling to get formula milk

Community Learning & Skills (Kent Adult Education)

Kent Childrens Centres

The Department for Education (DfE) is supporting catch-up programmes and fun activities for all children and young people in England.


We are encouraging all children to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge, which is organised by the local libraries. The children have the chance to earn certificates and a medal for reading a total of six books over the summer. This is a free service and we know that the local libraries are excited to have as many children involved as possible. The children are welcome to bring their reading certificates and medals to school to be shared in an assembly in September. Attached below is the link for more information about the reading challenge and how to get involved.

The Summer Reading Challenge website helps you to keep track of your reading all year round, find new book recommendations, take part in mini challenges, play games and more!

KCC’s Reconnect Activities and opportunities over the summer


Summer Holiday Activities - Cyclopark

Summer Holiday Activities page link -






School Health Team

Resilience Training Coordinator

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


You may have already seen these, but if not we hope that you may find them useful. They are short videos with some easy to understand messages on helping parents to support their children with Resilience. Each video has ‘Top Tips’ so it could be that the link to the videos are shared with parents on your website, newsletters or through Facebook groups or the information /Top Tips are rebranded.

I hope you will agree that these very simple messages are so important and can make such a difference.   



For some useful resources to support both parents and children mental health and wellbeing.                                                                                                                                         - this website has some really good resources for the current situation if your child is worrying about coronavirus



What parents and carers need to know about schools, colleges and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak

Updated 1 May 2020

School Public Health

The School Public Health service is operating in a different way. Following Public Health England guidelines we have reduced our face-to-face contacts, as part of the national efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus. We have also reduced our services so that we can support other frontline NHS service

The School Public Health Team has created some FAQs for schools and parents or carers:  


• School Health FAQs for parents or carers of older children and young people


• FAQs for schools


These explain the activities the team are still providing as well as suggest the most useful online and digital sources of support for parents and carers at this time.


Safer Internet Session

For those of you who were unable to attend, please find some useful links below that may help you to keep your child safe online. Please note, it will not be appropriate to watch them with your child.


Instagram social media guide


How to set up BT wifi settings at home


How to set up your child's device - an information poster


How to set up your child's device (Apple)




Four risky apps to look out for


Parents' guide to TikTok


BBC Own It

If you are a parent or carer, we hope you will find the web links below useful.