Useful resources/organisations offering support for pupils and families
Rochdale’s Local Offer
From 1 September 2014 all local authorities had to publish a Local Offer which provides information and advice on the services and provision available in the area for children and young people with SEN and/or a disability. Rochdale Borough Council consulted with parents, carers and young people on the Local Offer and obtained feedback on what they wanted to see included.
Special Educational Needs & Disability Information, Advice and Support Service
SENDIASS is an independent service that offers free, confidential and impartial information, advice and support to parents and carers of young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) as well as young people themselves.
Act Against Bullying
National charity highlighting new forms of bullying especially exclusion bullying. Organises ‘Cool to be Kind Day’ Campaign in November, aimed at raising awareness of health risks carried by bullying.
Anti Bullying Alliance
UK’s leading organisation in the field of bullying. Lots of resources and information on the website.
Bully Free Zone
Specialist anti-bullying charity offering help, support and information to children, young people and families affected by bullying. Also work in partnership with schools and local authorities.
Thinkuknow – Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)
Works across the UK supporting and providing internet safety for children, young people and their families. Also delivers free education programmes to children, young people, parents and professionals. “Polices” the internet.
Tel: 020 7650 3231 Helpline: 0800 1111
UK’s free 24 Hour helpline for children/young people to call about any worry – more calls about bullying than any other issue. Also runs CHIPS (Childline in Partnership with Schools) – they work closely with schools to help set up effective support for pupils.
Works to end cruelty to children and provides a range of direct services for children and young people and their parents/carers and families. 24hr freephone helpline.
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Free advice and support for parents worried about their children’s behaviour, emotional problems and mental health. Wide range of publications covering issues affecting children, including bullying. Advice and support for young people contemplating self-harm and suicide.
A confidential service that encourages those in need to seek help and to connect individuals with qualified counsellors in the UK. The site contains information on the common reasons people turn to counselling, as well as articles, news, and events.