'Our mission is to help everyone to be better informed about the dangers of ‘legal highs’, to reduce the harm they cause to young people and their families, and to save lives.'
Anti Bullying Ambassadors
The Diana Award's Anti-Bullying Campaign involves a number of different projects aimed at reducing bullying in schools. One of our main projects is the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme which has trained over 18,000 young people across the UK to lead on anti-bullying campaigns in their schools. The website has sections for young people, professionals and parents.
Autism and the Police
The 'Autism and the police service' module aims to make the police more aware of autism spectrum disorders and give them a better understanding of autism and ways in which they can offer support to individuals on the spectrum.
Become - For children in care and young care leavers
Across our programmes of work at Become we aim to build young people's emotional wellbeing, resilience and self-worth to help them live powerfully and purposefully. Our Care Advice Line is a confidential service that children in care and young care leavers can call for free, offering down to earth information and advice. Our Ask our Experts programme supports care-experienced young people to devise and deliver training for professionals who come into contact with children in care and care leavers. In spring 2017 our new life coaching programme for young care leavers in London, currently in development, will launch.
Brain Injury Hub
This website was conceived as a way of sharing expertise about brain injury. We aim to provide this information in an undertsandable language and hope that parents, teachers and families find it helpful on their on-going journey following a child's brain injury.
Telephone: 01737 365 000
This site has been designed and is maintained by Avon and Somerset Constabulary. The site aims to promote healthy online and offline relationships, to young people aged 13-18.
Careers South West (13-19)
Being a teenager can be a really exciting time but it can also seem like there are too many choices you're being asked to make! Don't worry we're here to help you sort through all these decisions and point you in the right direction.
Create your own family IT policy
Here are some handy flyers to give to parents with age-appropriate action plans to keep children safe online.
CEOP has been working with Becta, the Department for Children, Schools and Families, the Internet Proficiency group and GridClub to create this cool Cyber Café. Visit it now to help Griff and his friends stay safe while using email, chat areas, mobiles and other new technologies!
Cyberbullying guidance and practical PSHE toolkit
To support schools develop effective strategies to understand, prevent and respond to cyberbullying Childnet have launched new cyberbullying guidance along with a practical PSHE toolkit for teachers. Funded by the Government Equalities Office and European Union as part of our work as the UK Safer Internet Centre, these resources will help schools address issues such as cyberbullying, sexting and peer pressure online.
Digital literacy programme
SWGfL have produced schemes of learning for all year groups, from Foundation Stage to Keystage 5. These are based on Common Sense Media’s FREE Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, which empowers learners to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. These 21st-century skills are essential for children and young people to harness the full potential of technology for learning.
The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS.
The Dot Com Children’s Foundation is committed to empowering children. We are dedicated to building children’s self-worth and values to ensure they reach their full potential.
Our programme is a universal safeguarding tool supported by the Home Office. It is used in schools and other settings to:
– help every child realise their potential;
– highlight children who need more targeted intervention; and
– ensure children have the knowledge and confidence they need to make good decisions in life, especially about their own safety.
DrugRehab.com is a US based web resource provided by Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS). ARS is an integrated behavioral health care management organization dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Leading youth Charity the DofE gives all young people aged 14-24 the chance to develop skills for life and work, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future. Find out more about doing your DofE, volunteering for us and supporting our Charity.
From Feb 1st 2017 Devon Youth service will become DYS Space Ltd. We are proud that the existing staff team have successfully set up a Public Sector Mutual organisation, and secured a 3-year contract from Devon County Council, to ensure that young people can continue to receive the high quality services they are used to. Unlocking potential with young people and their communities. This is underpinned by a set of values we aim to operate by with each other and with our stakeholders. Whilst these values, respect, integrity, accountability, collaboration, determination and dynamic, are a self explanatory set of words, we are determined to live and breathe them as we develop our organisation and future partnerships.
EACH (Educational Action Challenging Homophobia)
EACH is the award-winning charity for adults and young people affected by homophobia and transphobia. It is also a not-for-profit training agency for employers and organisations committed to realising an equal and safe working environment for all regardless of age, sex, ability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexuality.
Early Intervention Foundation (EIF)
The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) is a charity and one of the Government’s ‘What Works Centres’. Since 2013, we are the go-to organisation for evidence and advice on early intervention for tackling the root causes of social problems for children and young people. We focus on conception to early adulthood. As a What Works Centre, we develop and use the best evidence to change practice and investment from tackling problems too late to intervening much earlier. We want to ensure that the support that children and families receive is shown to be effective in helping them. A key aim of EIF is to ensure that evidence is shared and used on the ground in an impactful way.
Educate against Hate
This website gives parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.
ENABLE (European Network Against Bullying in Learning and Leisure Environments) aims to tackle bullying in a holistic way, helping young people exercise their fundamental rights in the home, school, class and community (i.e. peer group). It will be implemented in a half dozen countries across Europe, rolled out to 6,000 young people ages 11-14 years, 2,000 parents and at least 30 schools and aims to develop social and emotional learning skills as a means of building resilience in young people so that they can better understand and become more responsible and effective for their on- and offline social interactions.
Fearless schools resource
This resource is for provides exercises on a range of crime types that teachers can use to challenge their pupilsperceptions, stimulate debate and encourage good citizenship. Includes sections upon vandalism, graffiti, arson, drugs, vehicle crime. For key stages 3 and 4.
First News is the UK's only newspaper for young people and the widest-read children's publication in the country with a readership of 1,047,543 seven to 14 year olds every week.
Fixers are young people using their past to fix the future. They are motivated by personal experience to make positive change for themselves and those around them. Real people, real stories, real change. Fixers have different backgrounds, interests and life experiences, and come from every corner of the UK. But they do have several important things in common. They are motivated by a desire to act on an issue that is important to them or a strong desire to help other people.
Free is a ground-breaking film for primary school pupils, from Rikki Beadle-Blair, that conveys a powerful message about difference, diversity and respect. The film follows the stories of four children as they explore family, friendship and what it means to be yourself. FREE challenges homophobic bullying and language and shows the importance of celebrating difference.
Harbour Drug and Alcohol Service (Plymouth)
Harbour is here to help anyone, including family and friends, affected by the misuse of drugs and alcohol by providing information, education, assessment and care co-ordination. WThey manage community based treatment services and work together with other services, voluntary, private and public, to see that every available option to address individual needs is explored.
Headway is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury. Through a range of frontline services run from its Nottingham base and via a network of more than 100 groups and branches across the UK, it provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields.
Help your autistic students with MyWorld
If you have an autistic student in your class, you may not know about the many small ways in which you can help them to have a better time at school. Sometimes it's a little bit of the right kind of extra support which can make all the difference to someone on the autism spectrum who is struggling. If you are a teacher or education professional, sign up to our MyWorld campaign now to get free information and resources straight to your inbox every fortnight. The campaign is designed to help teachers and other education professionals support pupils on the autism spectrum in schools, by providing access to the best free resources and information.
i-HOP is a one-stop information and advice service to support all professionals in working with children and families of offenders, bringing together useful information in one place. i-HOP is funded by the Department for Education and delivered by Barnardo’s in partnership with POPS.
Telephone: 0808 802 2013
Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
The work in partnership with the online industry, law enforcement, government, and international partners to minimise the availability of this content, specifically:
child sexual abuse images hosted anywhere in the world
criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK
non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK.
Is It Worth It?
The “Is It Worth It?” School Tour is an exciting sound and light experience which consists of a mix of of interactive games, dance, musical performances, and information. We use a multi-sensory way of learning which appeals to a wider range of students as it has been shown that people learn through a variety of ways; visual, tactile/kinaesthetic, auditory, and it is important to involve all areas of learning into the tour so that each and every student can engage.
Advice and guidance for childrenaged 7-11 from Devon and Cornwall Police. Includes advice on staying safe at home, school and when out and about.
Keeping children safe online
Keeping children safe online is an online learning course for anyone working with children. Keeping Children Safe Online will help you understand how children use the internet and other digital technology. Created by the NSPCC and CEOP.
Know Drugs (App)
Know Drugs: The Parents Guide iPhone/iPad app provides parents and carers with all of the essential information and advice you need to understand the important issues around young people’s drug use. Using video, graphics and photos this essential app equips you with a comprehensive collection of resources that you can use to educate your teenager about the world of drugs.
Kooth.com - Free Online Support for Young People
Kooth is a service from Xenzone, leaders of online counselling. If you wish to find out more about Kooth and Xenzone please click here. If KOOTH.com is not commissioned for your local area, or if the young person you wish to refer is out of the age range, contact Elaine Bousfield (Director) for further information - please use the contact form at xenzone.com
L8R is a gripping, award-winning interactive drama on TV, DVD and the web, that allows you to influence the lives of a group of characters as they deal with everything teenage life can throw at them – first-time sex, relationships, pregnancy, parenthood, drugs & alcohol, gangs, bullying, friendships & loyalties, and much more…
It’s about their lives, and their futures, but YOU decide what happens to them…
Living with ADHD
This website has been developed to support those whose lives are affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - parents/carers and teachers - and also provides resources for children and teenagers themselves, to help them understand and manage the condition.
Local Heroes is a new project to help schools address issues of intolerance and discrimation and deliver parts of the PSHE curriculum in a new and exciting way.
Madly in Love
Madly in Love is an Innovation Labs project funded by Comic Relief, The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Nominet and is a website for young people that deals with mental health and relationships in a non-judgemental way.
Mermaids is passionate about supporting children, young people, and their families to achieve a happier life in the face of great adversity. We work to raise awareness about gender issues amongst professionals and the general public. We campaign for the recognition of gender dysphoria in young people and lobby for improvements in professional services.
MindEd will help you become informed and better equipped when dealing with children and young people. It is aimed at anyone working or volunteering regularly with children or young people, 0-18 years of age. There are a range of materials extending from the general level to more specialised levels. The majority of children develop healthy minds and bodies, but it helps us to help them if we understand better what is healthy, how to support good health and what needs closer attention. MindEd provides free educational resources containing advice, guidance and information on managing a wide range of mental health issues in children and teens.
My Dangerous Loverboy
My Dangerous Loverboy is a pioneering campaign from Eyes Open Creative aiming to raise awareness of the sexual exploitation and trafficking of young people. Using the acclaimed My Dangerous Loverboy short film alongside the Love or Lies Education Resource, this campaign aims to open up people's eyes to the harsh realities of sexual exploitation. You can help fight against this crime.
MyBnk is an award-winning UK charity that teaches young people how to manage their money and set up their own enterprise. We design and deliver programmes for 11-25 year olds in schools and youth organisations. Our Mission is: To empower young people to take charge of their future by bringing money and enterprise to life.
Narratives and Conversation
In response to potential concerns from teachers, the LGfL have developed the 'Counter-Extremism - narratives and conversations' resource in partnership with Sara Khan from counter-extremism and women's rights organisation Inspire.
NHS Choices is the UK's biggest health website. It provides a comprehensive health information service that puts you in control of your healthcare.
We support Schools, Academies, Colleges, PRUs, Care Homes, Local Authorities and parents in providing access to learning for students who struggle due to barriers, whether physical, emotional or learning-related.
No Knives, Better Lives
NKBL is a national initiative that is delivered at a local level. Since 2009 the NKBL National Delivery Team (based at YouthLink Scotland) and the Scottish Government have supported partners in 11 selected local authority areas to implement NKBL as a local initiative. This support is now available to any local authority area in Scotland The national delivery team Provide advice and support in relation to all aspects of developing and delivering a local No Knives Better Lives initiative. We also manage the national NKBL projects accessible to our partners in local areas. These include online practitioner training packages, peer education training, educational toolkits for schools and youth work settings and a range of supporting resources from high-quality videos and animations to posters, leaflets, reports and evaluations.
Telephone: 01313 132488
North Devon Forum for Autistic Spectrum
We are a parent/carer led support group. In March 1992 a group of parents and professionals, concerned with children on the autistic spectrum, formed the North Devon Forum for Autism and Related Behaviours. The scope soon widened to include adults. In 2015 the name of the forum was updated to reflect the whole spectrum of conditions and also ADHD (incorporating ADD).
The NSPCC protects children across the UK running a wide range of services for both children and adults, including national helplines and local projects.
One Minute Guides
One-minute guides are short, strategic briefing and guidance sheets for school leaders, with guidance on Esafety, Cyberbullying, use of images and video featuring pupils and more.
Out of your Control
This Out of Your Control section of the Out of Your Hands website aims to stop young people from becoming victims of identity theft and online crime by teaching them methods to protect their private data and to be confident when they are online.
Out of your Hands
The Out of Your Hands site aims to educate young people about the impact of mobile phone crime and teach responsible mobile use.
Out of your Pockets
Out of Your Pocket section of the Out of Your Hands website aims to educate young people on how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud.
Parent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children's wellbeing and resilience. Schools can host the content on their own website and use it in any other ways (in letters to parents etc) that they want. This service is free and ranges across a wide range of subject matter, from difficult topics about sex, relationships and the internet or body image and peer pressure to broader parenting topics like ‘how much sleep do teenagers need?’ In line with CEOP’s Thinkuknow programme, some of the content covers internet safety, but it all starts from the assumption that young people make little distinction between their online and offline lives and the issues for parents are often the same. The aim is to help parents help their children be discriminating, web-literate and resilient.
Plymouth and Devon Race Equality Council
PDREC is an independent and impartial registered charity working across Plymouth & Devon to promote equality of opportunity and to eliminate racial discrimination.
Telephone: 01752 224555
Plymouth Children and Young People's Trust
Plymouth Children and Young People's Trust is a formal partnership that brings together everyone in the city who works with children, young people and their families. Our vision is we want all our children to live, grow, achieve and exceed in their hopes for the future.
Protecting your children from abuse online
Families can visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents to access advice and support on how to keep children safe from sexual abuse, both online and off. Articles provide guidance on topics as diverse as: challenging harmful sexual attitudes and promoting positive behaviours; helping a child with autism negotiate life online; supporting a child who has been sexually abused; and dealing with a range of online issues such as sending nude selfies and viewing pornography. Users will find films, downloadable guides and useful links to support organisations.
Telephone: +44 (0)870 000 3344
Revenge Porn Helpline
"Call us for free, confidential advice and support. Whilst we cannot guarantee removal of all images online, our exceptional partnerships with internet industry partners allows us to minimise the reach, and some of the harm caused by revenge porn. We understand how difficult it can be to talk about this issue, and sometimes it takes our clients a few attempts to pluck up the courage to speak to us directly or share their identity. If you would like to start a conversation with us, without sharing your personal information (at least to start with) you can use our anonymous tool Whisper. Once we start working with you we will need your details in order to seek resolution, however we will work with you at a pace you feel comfortable with…"
Rise 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. You’ll find inspiring and useful stories, videos, games and advice. There are lots of ways you can get involved. Sign up and sign in to comment, share your ideas with Team Rise Above or have a say on what we feature on the site.
RM Esafety guide for schools
This succinct guide aims to provide you with some clarity and practical advice on how to approach e-safety. We’ll give you some simple ideas and useful hints and tips from experts and other schools on how to put effective e-safety provisions in place, to meet the requirements of students, teachers, parents and Ofsted.
Safer Internet Day - 9th February 2016
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. Globally, Safer Internet Days was celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and 31 national Safer Internet Centres across Europe. The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. Ultimately, a better internet is up to us!
Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland. The service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
Shore Thing (RNLI)
Are you prepared for a safe day at the beach? The UK and the Republic of Ireland have some beautiful beaches. There are lots of exciting things to do and you can have lots of fun with your family and friends.
South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL)
The South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) Trust is a not-for-profit charitable trust providing schools and other establishments with safe, secure, managed and supported connectivity and associated services, learning technologies to improve outcomes, and the toolkit for being safer online.
Speak out Stay safe
The Speak Out, Stay Safe programme (formerly ChildLine Schools Service) uses specially trained volunteers to talk to primary school children about abuse. The NSPCC launched the Speak out Stay safe programme so that a generation of children have the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect. Offered at no cost to schools, it will ensure all children aged 4-11 learn this essential safeguarding information in a lively, interactive and memorable way. By the end of our visit we know pupils feel empowered and can speak out and stay safe.
STAR - Internet safety for young autism spectrum disorders
Practical advice and teaching activities to help educators explore e-safety with young people with autism spectrum disorders in Key Stage 3 and 4. Each of the 4 sections which make up the STAR programme have been developed from information gathered by teaching practitioners who work directly within this sector and the key areas of concerns they imparted.
Tales of the road
The campaign is aimed at 6-11 year olds, the key message is 'you need to use good road safety behaviour or you could come to real harm'. The campaign also demonstrates the correct road safety behaviours. There are also downloadable resources in the 'grown-ups' section.
Talk about Alcohol
www.talkaboutalcohol.com is written and managed by a charity called The Alcohol Education Trust (AET). The talkaboutalcohol.com site is designed to be used by young people in a classroom setting as part of PSHE lessons on alcohol. It is designed mainly for Key stage 3 and complements the Talk About Alcohol teacher workbook, which is full of lesson plans, games and worksheets
The Citizenship Foundation
The Citizenship Foundation inspires young people to take part in society as equal members. We help them to understand the law, politics and democratic life. We promote participation, we help teachers to teach citizenship and we work with young people on issues that concern them. We want society to be fairer, more inclusive and more cohesive. We want a democracy in which everyone has the knowledge, skills, and confidence to take part as effective citizens. We help teachers to help young people take responsible action in their lives and communities and shape the world around them.
Whether you’re 13, 25, or any age in between, we’re here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts you have. We give you the information and support you need to deal with it all. Because you can. Because you’re awesome.
We’ll connect you to experts and your 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 Prince's Trust
The Prince's Trust supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by The Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the law.
Internet safety advice from CEOP for children and young people. Includes teachers and parents sections.
Torbay Drug and Alcohol Services
The specialist drug and alcohol services for young people have workers who can see you at premises throughout Torbay. You can discuss a time, day and place that is convenient to you. The information you give will be treated confidentially.
Transgender guidance for schools
The Transgender Guidance was written in collaboration with Cornwall Council, The Intercom Trust, Devon & Cornwall Police and head teachers.
UK Safer Internet helpline
The Safer Internet Centre has been co-funded by the European Commission to provide a Helpline for professionals working with children and young people in the UK with any online safety issues they may face themselves or with children in their care. We provide support with all aspects of digital and online issues such as those which occur on social networking sites, cyber-bullying, sexting, online gaming and child protection online.
UK Youth is a leading national charity that reaches 693,000 young people every year through the largest network of youth clubs and projects. For over 100 years we have been enabling young peo-ple to learn and succeed. We support young people through a range of innovative programmes to gain life-skills that build confidence, resilience and make them more employable.
Are you looking for help and support as a victim of crime? The Victim care directory is to help victims of crime find the support they need and provide you with as much general information and advice as possible within one place. Go to 'Find Support' on the navigation bar of this website to search the directory of organisations that are badged as part of the victim care support services for Devon and Cornwall. You can contact the organisations directly for signposting and advice.
Virtually S@fe is a project that offers practical online safety advice for people in Torbay and aims to keep children safer online.
Virtually S@fe does two things:
1.Provides special presentations for children and young people in schools
2.Gives ‘hands on’ online safety advice for parents, guardians and carers
Telephone: 01803 207262
Our vision is to develop a vibrant, diverse and sustainable voluntary and community children and young people sector in Devon that enables and enhances the quality of services for children and young people in the sector.
Why Not Find Out
This website is designed to provide you with the information you need to help you make informed decisions about legal highs. The content of this site is provided by independent advisors including leading experts in toxicology.
Telephone: 0203 700 7185
Young Advisors are young people aged between 15 and 24, who stimulate social action by showing community leaders and decision makers how to engage young people in community life, local decision making and improving services. Working through a social enterprise model, we deliver public service reform helping direct limited resources to where it is needed most.
Young Devon's purpose is "Changing the odds in favour of Young People". The organisation wants to facilitate every young person to grow as an individual valued by themselves, by others and by society.Young Devon has recently revised its values through feedback received from Trustees, staff at all levels of the organisation and young people.
Youth Justice Resource Hub
The aim of the Youth Justice Resource Hub (the Hub) has been to create a single online resource for the youth justice community. The Hub has been designed, and will continue to be updated, to improve knowledge management, dissemination of effective practice, organisational and individual learning, and interactive information sharing. Its purpose is to:
•Provide professionals in the youth justice system with access to a range of resources including the latest evidence/research on youth justice, examples of good practice, information on effective interventions and approaches, briefing on key topics, learning programmes, toolkits and other skills frameworks/qualifications.
•Link information and knowledge under the YJB’s ‘Centre of Excellence’ approach for youth justice and related ‘what works’ and evidence-based organisations. This will enable the youth justice workforce to be better informed of the evidence available to them and enable them to be more effective in their work.
•Allow those developing and using innovative practice to share through forums, webinars and submission what they have found to be effective in working with young people and delivering youth justice services.
•Provide an improved search function for users of all YJB resources.
A website designed and developed by young people in Cornwall for young people in Cornwall.
Advice and guidance for young people aged 11-16 from Devon and Cornwall Police. Includes advice on bullying, online safety, keeping safe and lots more
Y-SMART is the Drug and Alcohol Service for under-18s, aiming to provide high quality, accessible, targeted prevention and treatment services specifically for young people across the county. Serves Devon, excluding Plymouth and Torbay
The YZUP service generally works with young people under the age of 18, although this is flexible and in certain circumstances referrals to the service will be considered even if the age of the young person is outside of this range.