Useful Website Links

Name of organisation to offer support for childrenDescriptionWebsite address and link
BecomeBecome is a voice and a champion for children and young people in the UK living in care. We believe that every child in care should receive the support, encouragement and opportunities they need to enjoy their life and to achieve
Childnet InternationalChildnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
Careers advice SurreyAlongside guidance from a school/college or any other practitioner providing support, this site is designed to guide you through the options - of which there are many - to help you make informed decisions about what route might be most suitable. It's also important that you do your own independent research so that you can be confident that no opportunity has been missed.
Catch 22Catch22 Surrey Young people’s Substance Misuse Service (SYPSMS) is a county-wide specialist treatment service, offering; one-to-one support to young people and their families, a 24 hour help line, counselling and pharmacological support, as part of a tailored recovery approach for young people aged 11 to 21-years-old
GalopGalop provides Emotional and practical support for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse. Abuse isn’t always physical- it can be psychological, emotional, financial and sexual too. Visit their website here:
KoothSurrey CAMHS now offers preventative support to children and young people who don’t have a referral to the service through Kooth. Kooth is a safe, confidential and anonymous online service for young people, specifically developed to make it easy and safe for young people to access mental health support as and when they need it, while removing any associated stigma. Once signed up, Kooth users have access to BACP trained counsellors until 10pm, 365 days a year peer-to-peer support through moderated forums, and a range of self-help materials, co-written by other young people. Any young person aged 11 – 19th birthday with a Surrey postcode can access the service for free.
KidscapeKidscape equip young people, parents and professionals with the skills to tackle bullying and safeguarding issues across the UK. You can visit their website here.
Rise AboveRise Above is where you will find interesting and useful stuff from the web and beyond to get us all talking about the things that matter to us.
Stop it Now!A confidential Freephone helpline for anyone with concerns about their own sexual behaviour, thoughts or feelings towards children, or that of another adult or young person, to seek information, advice and support – 0808 1000 900,
The MixWhether you’re 13, 25, or any age in between, The Mix take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts you have and give you the information and support you need to deal with it all. They can connect you to experts and peers who’ll give you the support and tools you need to take on any challenge you’re facing – for everything from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs. The Mix are free and confidential multi-channel service.
ThinkuknowThinkuknow is an education programme from CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. There are six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer.
Zipit AppThe new Zipit App is aimed at children for them to download and use if someone asks them to send a naked selfie. They can then use the app to use images on zipit to reply. If someone's trying to get them to send naked images, they can use the images on Zipit to keep the situation in control. For more information visit the Child Line website here
Name of organisation to offer support for familiesDescriptionWebsite address and link
Havens for young peopleThere are now four Havens in Surrey for children and young people (CYP) who need support but don't have a referral. The CYP Havens provide an alternative to Accident and Emergency services for young people who are struggling to cope.
CEOPCEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command) is dedicated to keeping children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. They can help and advise you and to make your child safe. You can report to us if you are concerned that your child is being sexually abused or groomed online. This might be from someone they know or someone they have only ever met online. If you feel your child is in immediate danger, please call the police on 999. CEOP also have a Youtube Channel with some useful videos for children of all age groups
Domestic Abuse SupportThe Surrey against domestic abuse website offers help and support for anyone in the county affected by domestic abuse.
Digital ParentingVodafone’s Digital Parenting magazine is available now! (online only). Previous issues and further online resources for parents are available on the Vodafone website.
Family Support Programme SurreyThis programme uses a whole family approach involving grandparents, parents, young people and children. It brings together a team of people and agencies with specialist skills to help families caught in a pattern of anti-social behaviour, unemployment, alcohol abuse and truancy. For more information or to make a referral please take a look at the Family Support Programme leaflet
Family Information Service SurreyThe role of the Family Information Service is to connect families with the information and support they need. They do this by:
1. Enabling families and practitioners to self-serve through the FIS website and Directory and the SEND Local Offer
2. Helping families and practitioners find what they need through an enquiry service accessed online, by email or over the phone
FIS works closely with internal and external teams, organisations and partners including the Early Help Coordination Hubs and MASH to provide an information and advice offer for families and practitioners. Their aim is to ensure that there is a consistent information and advice offer across the County so that all families get the right information at the right time.
Internet Matters.orgChild Safety Online: A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media. More information for parents and carers can be found on the Internet website.https://www.internetmatters.org
NSPCCNSPCC are the leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. They work with families when they're going through difficult times – like battling addiction or overcoming mental health problems, and offer all kinds of support – from helping new parents care for their baby to giving professionals the tools they need to assess neglect. The NSPCC also have a YouTube channel with videos on a wide range of topics
Parent InfoParent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience. This service is free and ranges across a wide range of subject matter, from difficult topics about sex, consent and relationships, mental health, self harm, the internet and ‘teens on tinder’. http://p
Parents Protect! WebsiteOnline resource for all adults to learn about child sexual abuse and how it can be prevented.
SandsSands is a UK charity that works across the country to support anyone affected by the death of a baby; improve the care bereaved parents receive from health care and other professionals; and reduce the number of babies who do die by funding research and working closely with other organisations to create a world where fewer babies die.https://www.sands.o
Surrey Safeguarding Children's BoardSurrey Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) aims to support professionals, parents and carers in keeping children safe and to provide advice and support on a wide range of topics. Click here to take a look at our Parents and Carers page.
The Breck FoundationThe Breck Foundation is raising awareness for playing safe whilst using the internet
The Lullaby TrustThe Lullaby Trust provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies, emotional support for bereaved families and raises awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) - Parent HubRoSPA’s Parent Hub provides an easy guide to keep your children safe, from when they’re a baby to school age.
ADT HealthcareADT Healthcare offers a free helpline dedicated to helping women suffering from drug, alcohol and mental health problems. ADT Healthcare was established in 2011 by people who overcame addiction themselves.
Be Share AwareBe Share Aware - and keep your child safe online
We tell our children it's good to share - but online it's different. In fact sometimes sharing online can be dangerous. Being Share Aware will help keep your child safe online.