Supporting your Child
Here at DSLV we recognise that parental support is vital in securing the maximum achievement for children.
It is expected that parents and carers will support their child by taking an interest in the work they do at school, providing them with a quiet place to study at home and attending all parents evenings.
Similarly it is important that they support academy policy by ensuring the regular attendance and good behaviour of their child and supporting all school polices including those on uniform, behaviour and homework.
We would also expect that parents and carers would contact the school as soon as possible in cases where they feel their child is struggling at school for whatever reason.
You may find these website links useful:
CEOP the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre offers advice on Internet Safety for young people and parents. This site is an official site presenting valuable information in a cool way - check it out!
Chatdanger, a site all about the potential dangers on interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles. Read TRUE STORIES and find out how to chat SAFELY...
Childline gives comfort, advice and protection to children and young people who are worried about any problem.
Connexions Direct provides confidential information, advice and support to young people aged 13 - 19 by phone, email, web chat and text messages. The website includes information on education, careers, health and relationships. They can also put you in touch with your local connexions service.
Beat (beating eating disorders) has a Youthline for young people who are affected by eating problems.
Get connected will find the best place in the Uk that can help you, whatever the problem.
NCH, a children's charity has a website to support and inform children and young people whose parents are splitting up.
Kidscape, a children's charity, has a website for young people that gives practical advice on bullying and keeping safe.
Message Home Helpline is free and confidential for anyone who has left home or run away to send a message to their family or carer and get confidential help and advice.
Cruse Bereavement Care has a free service for young people giving support, information and advice to young people who have been affected by a death.
The Samaritans provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
The Children's Society Young Carers Initiative is for children and young people who look after an ill or disabled relative. The website gives details of events and local support groups.
Brook provides free and confidential sexual health advice, contraception, pregnancy testing and counselling for young people through a national network of centres.
Look out Alcohol website gives lots of information for parents and younger students.
CAN provide a range of drug, alcohol and homelessness services throughout Northamptonshire.
For further information about a new Parenting Programme (Triple P) in Northamptonshire please click here.