PARENT HUB

INFORMATION

This hub was created to collate together lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support you and your child

The Fountains Federation is not responsible for content from external websites.

Home School Behaviour Contract





Parent View


Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The survey can be completed at any time; you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected. This survey is not designed to receive complaints. If you wish to make a complaint or have a concern, please contact the school directly. Submit Parent View Online Questionnaire




Parent Forum


Parent Forums are the opportunity for Parent/Carers to have their voices heard; to find out what’s happening in school and to be part of the response to any developments in our school community. We have members of the Senior Leadership Team present and plan to have guest speakers on topics such as CSE, transport and out-of-school activities. All parents and carers of pupils attending the Fountains Federation are welcome to be part of the Forums.

  • Parent Forum facilitates regular, open communication and is designed to be collaborative, constructive and transparent
  • It is a body which can feed in views and represent the parents and carers of issues surrounding the school
  • It gives you an opportunity to get together on a regular basis with other parents to have your say on what the school is doing well, and ideas of how you feel things could be improved
  • It can help you get the advice and support to help and encourage your children achieve their potential
  • It can break down barriers between the school and parents and improve working relationships
  • The forum is not in place to address specific concerns about an individual child or issues relating to individual members of staff. If you need to discuss these issues, please approach the school directly.




Terms Dates


Autumn Term 2020
Thursday 3rd September – Friday 23rd October
Monday 2nd November– Friday 18th December Spring Term 2021
Monday 4th January – Friday 12th February Monday 22nd February – Thursday 1st April Summer Term 2021
Monday 19th April – Friday 28th May
Monday 7th June – Friday 16th July Bank Holidays
Monday 3rd May Inset Days Tuesday 1st September Wednesday 2nd September Monday 19th July Tuesday 20th July Wednesday 21st July





SAFEGUARDING
Show More

USEFUL LINKS

Bullying

BullyingUK


BullyingUK - Listening, supportive and non-judgemental https://www.bullying.co.uk/




Cybersmile


Cybersmile - Cybersmile is a specialist online bullying charity. Provides direct telephone or email access for advice and help. https://www.cybersmile.org/




Kidscape


Kidscape - Preventing bullying, protecting lives https://www.kidscape.org.uk/





LGBTQ+

My Kid Is Gay


My Kid is Gay - Helping Families Understand Their LGBTQ Kids https://www.mykidisgay.com/




Young Stonewall


Young Stonewall - Campaigners for equality and fair treatment for LGBTQ people, and against discrimination https://www.youngstonewall.org.uk/




LGBTQ+ Hub for Parents - Parentzone


ParentZone - LGBTQ+ Hub & Advice for parents https://parentzone.org.uk/lgbtq-hub




Genered Intelligence


Gendered Intelligence - Understanding gender diversity in creative ways http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/




Transparenthood


Transparenthood - Blog about the experiences of a parent with a transgender child https://transparenthood.net/




Gender Dysphoria - NHS


NHS - Information for parents on trans children and gender dysphoria https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/gender-dysphoria/





Contacts & Agencies

Childline


Childline - Child Line is a confidential helpline for children. Call: 0800 1111




Childnet


Childnet - Childnet is a specialist online children's charity. Their aim is to help make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people.




Social Services


Staffordshire County Council - First Response 0800 1313 126 (Emergency out of hours: 0345 604 2886) Derbyshire County Council Social Services - Call Derbyshire 01629 593 193 Derby City Council Social Services - First Contact 01332 641172




Police


Non-Emergency 101 Emergency 999




Crimestoppers


0800 555 111





Sex & Relationships

CEOP


CEOP - The CEOP is part of the UK law enforcement community, providing the ability to report on specific crimes involving the sexual abuse of children; grooming, CSE and trafficking. https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/




Grooming, Sexting and Sending Nudes


NSPCC - Grooming: What it is, signs and how to protect children https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/grooming/ NSPCC - Sexting: how to talk to children about the risks of sexting - and what you can do to protect them https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/sexting-sending-nudes/




Inappropriate or Explicit Content


Find out what inappropriate content is and how to support your child if they've seen something online that's upset them. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/inappropriate-explicit-content/




Parents Protect


WE HELP PARENTS AND CARERS PROTECT CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION https://www.parentsprotect.co.uk/




Stop It Now!


The confidential Stop It Now! helpline is available for anyone with concerns about child sexual abuse. Callers do not need to give identifying information, so can remain anonymous. https://www.stopitnow.org.uk/




Selfies: The Naked Truth


If you have already shared something you’re worried about, it’s never too late to get help. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/14_plus/need-advice/selfies-and-sexting





SEN

General Links





Contact


Contact - for families with disabled children https://contact.org.uk/




Self-Injury


Scratching, biting, hitting or banging the head against objects is common behaviour in children with an intellectual disability. Find out more. https://parentzone.org.uk/article/self-injury-and-children-intellectual-disabilities-what-parents-should-know




Money Matters


Caring for a disabled child can create additional expenses for parents and have huge implications for family finances. This guide from ParentZone answers some frequently asked questions about financial help for parents of disabled children https://parentzone.org.uk/article/money-matters-parents-disabled-children




Learning Difficulties, Autism & Internet Safety: A Parent's Guide


This guide from Mencap helps parents limit the risk of their child having negative experiences online and understand what action can be taken if they do. https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2016-11/Internet-Safety-web-2016.pdf





Gaming

General Links


Clash of Clans - What parents need to know about the game kids love Minecraft - How to stay safe using the every popular game PEGI Game Ratings - All game certifications explained for parents





Online Safety

General Links


Think U Know - Find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. NSPCC - has a specific focus on keeping children safe whilst performing online searches and the the use of parental controls. Get Safe Online - Get Safe Online is a specialist online safety organisation with information on all cyber related crime, risks and threats. InternetMatters - Internet Matters is an Internet hub, signposting useful information and third party services. UK Safer Internet Centre - The Uk Safer Internet Centre is an awareness centre, helpline and hotline. Vodafone Digital Parenting - The Digital Parenting website and magazine offers information and advice about the latest digital technologies and the kind of challenges children and teenagers might face in their digital world. UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) - UKCCIS is a policy forum hosted by government with participation from online industry reps and government departments.




Social Networks


Net Aware - Netware is a parents' guide to social networks children and young people use Common Sense Media - Information about the newest and most popular sites and apps





REQUEST FOR COPIES

If you require a paper copy of any information published on the federation website or would like it in a large print, dyslexia friendly or alternative format, please contact the school office and this will be provided free of charge.

Copyright© 2020  The Fountains Federation

Data Protection Officer: John Walker