Links – Pro – Family

Become

Family

Become (formerly known as The Who Cares? Trust) has been supporting, and campaigning for, children in care and young care leavers since 1985. Our experienced spokespeople can talk authoritatively and confidently about the issues facing children in care and young care leavers. We believe it’s important to listen to children and young people and what they think about care – and that extends to media comment. We will try and facilitate links between young people and journalists when this is appropriate.

Build Sound Minds

Family, Health

We all have ups and downs in life. But as a parent, you can help your child feel ready to cope with life’s challenges when they arise. Build Sound Minds is a campaign for improving young people’s emotional wellbeing. We offer advice on how to support your child – and look after yourself.

Childhood Bereavement Network

Family, Health

CBN supports professionals working with bereaved children and young people, with information updates, key resources and networking opportunities. Find out more about how we can help you.

Childline

Bullying, Family, Health, Online Safety, Youth Organisations

Childline a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime.

Citizen’s Advice

Family, Health

We provide free, confidential and impartial advice. Our goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face. People come to us with all sorts of issues. You may have money, benefit, housing or employment problems. You may be facing a crisis, or just considering your options.

Clear

Family, Health

Our mission is to provide a service to address the issues affecting children and young people who have experienced abuse. We offer a supportive and therapeutic environment where children and young people, care givers and professionals can receive appropriate advice and information and share their experiences through individual and group work. As the only BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited organisation in Cornwall, CLEAR counselling services work to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

Contact – For Families with Disabled Children

Diversity, Family, Health

We support families with the best possible guidance and information. We bring families together to support each other. And we help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.

Dots

Family, Health

With advice from Action for Children’s under-fives team. We’ll also signpost you to local services, and the best parenting apps and websites we can find.

i-HOP

Crime/ASB, Family

i-HOP is a one-stop knowledge hub to support all professionals in working with children and families of offenders, bringing together useful information in one place. i-HOP is delivered by Barnardo’s.

Internet Matters

Family, Online Safety

Whatever their age, we can help you to find out more about what your children might be doing online and give you some simple, practical and easy advice on the steps you can take as a parent to keep them as safe as possible.

Live Well South West

Family, Health

Plymouth Options (Live Well South West) offers a range of services to people aged 16 and over who are experiencing common mental health problems.

Mind

Family, Health

We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

MindEd

Family, Health

MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults. MindEd is suitable for all adults working with, or caring for, infants, children or teenagers; all the information provided is quality assured by experts, useful, and easy to understand

Parent Zone

Family, Online Safety

Parent Zone is devoted to providing expert information to families, schools and family professionals. We create, curate and check the best available advice and information on all of the issues that are caused or amplified by the internet. Our mission is to improve outcomes for children in a digital world so children will be safer online, children will be resilient enough to cope with the challenges of the online world, children will be educated for a digital future.

Pause

Family, Safeguarding

Pause works with women who have experienced, or are at risk of, repeat removals of children from their care. Through an intense programme of support, it aims to break this cycle and give women the opportunity to reflect, tackle destructive patterns of behaviour, and to develop new skills and responses that can help them create a more positive future.

Penhaligon’s Friends

Family, Health

A Cornish charity supporting bereaved children, young people, parents and carers throughout the county. We offer children and young people the chance to meet others and share their experiences, as well as practical resources for children and parents.

POPS – Providing Support to Parents of Offenders

Crime/ASB, Family

POPS was established in 1988 by family members experiencing the stigma and distress of supporting a relative through a custodial sentence.

Respect

Family, Safeguarding

A confidential and anonymous helpline for anyone concerned about their violence and/or abuse towards a partner or ex-partner. We are a team of skilled professionals offering advice, information and support to domestic violence perpetrators, as well as to their (ex) partners and frontline workers.

Share Aware

Family, Online Safety

It can be hard to keep track of what your child is doing on social networks, apps and games. Or know how to keep them safe. That’s why we’ve teamed up with O2. Together we’re helping parents untangle the web. And teach their children to be Share Aware. Because, just like in real life, kids need your help to stay safe online.

Stop Abuse for Everyone

Family, Safeguarding

Domestic violence and abuse is a serious problem here in Devon, across the UK and around the world. Victims and their families remain at the heart of everything we do. Our services are centred on their goals, strengths and needs; and we will strengthen our approach to keep victims and their families safe and to live their lives free from future violence.

Switched on Families

Family, Online Safety

Switched On Families is about giving parents clear, honest, useful (and sometimes even fun) support to make sure your family gets the best from the web. You know your kids best, but here at Virgin Media, we know a thing or two about the web and want to help you make informed and confident choices.

The For Baby’s Sake Trust

Family, Health

We campaign and share expertise on improving life-chances. We call on government not to waste the precious time when babies’ brains are developing and parents want help to break cycles of domestic abuse and related traumatic adversities. We empower expectant parents with what they need to break the cycle of domestic abuse and give their baby the best possible start in life, especially by helping them to come to terms with trauma and adversity in their own childhoods.

The Hideout

Family, Safeguarding

Resource for young people in a refuge.

Together for Short Lives

Family, Health

We are the leading UK charity that, together with our members, speaks out for children and young people who are expected to have short lives. We are here to help these children and their families have as fulfilling lives as possible and the very best care at the end of life. We can’t change the diagnosis, but we can help children and families make the most of their time together.

Trelya

Family

Trelya provides positive interventions into the lives of the hardest to reach children and young people in West Cornwall. Using innovative, creative and sustained methods of work, we improve children and young people’s life chances through the development of their lifeskills, motivations and aspirations. Trelya believes that high quality, proactive, preventative work can make an incredible difference to the futures of children at risk of social exclusion.

White Gold Cornwall

Family

White Gold Cornwall works with children, young people and adults across the whole of Cornwall to help them navigate life’s challenges. It offers tailored support to address a wide range of issues and have a proven record of assisting individuals to develop and become valued members of our communities.

Young Carers in Schools Programme

Family, Health

Young Carers in Schools is a free initiative that makes it as easy as possible for schools to support young carers, and awards good practice. Run jointly by Carers Trust and The Children’s Society, the Young Carers in Schools (YCiS) programme works with schools across England to share good practice, provide relevant tools and training, and to celebrate the great outcomes that many schools achieve for young carers. Due to the increased pressures of Covid-19, now is a crucial time to be implementing support for young carers in school.

Young Women’s Trust

Family, Health

Young Women’s Trust supports and represents women aged 16-30 struggling to live on low or no pay in England and Wales and who are at risk of being trapped in poverty.

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