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Information for Parents

Lowestoft College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To find out more information about our policies please click the link to view our Parents' guide

Read a copy of our Safeguarding newsletter by clicking Safeguarding for Parents April 2016.

Below are some useful links for parents and carers on a range of topics.

E-Safety

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Listing/?cat=199,200,201,202,203,205,206&ref=13220

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-to-technology

http://www.safenetwork.org.uk/help_and_advice/parenting/Pages/safeguarding-advice-parents-carers.aspx

E-Safety for Students with Additional Needs

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Listing/?cat=203,205,206,208,215&ref=13225

Substance Misuse

http://www.talktofrank.com/drugs-a-z

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/parentsandyouthinfo/parentscarers/alcoholdrugs-parents.aspx

Legal Highs

On 6th April 2016, the law on legal highs will change. I imagine that people will continue to talk about legal highs, but the legal term will be ‘Psychoactive Substances’. The new Act will make it an offence to produce, supply or offer to supply any psychoactive substance if the substance is likely to be used for its psychoactive effects and regardless of its potential for harm. However, possession will not be an offence, only importing, exporting or the intent to supply.

The fact sheet for this can be viewed via the drop down menu on the left-hand side of this page.

Mental Health

http://www.youngminds.org.uk/

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/c/children-and-young-people

Coping with Self-Harm:

http://www.psych.ox.ac.uk/news/new-guide-for-parents-who-are-coping-with-their-child2019s-self-harm-2018you-are-not-alone2019/coping-with-self-harm-guide.pdf

Suffolk Family Carers

http://www.suffolkfamilycarers.org/

Fact Sheets for Children in Care

The Who Cares? Trust is a voice for children and young people either in care or are care leavers. In the autumn of 2015, the Trust set up an advice line (020 7017 8901) and have now published three factsheets in response to the issues that frequently come up.

The three factsheets focus on money, the role of different professionals and understanding a Pathway Plan. The A4 leaflets would be useful to print and share with any of your Looked After Children.

The Who Cares? Trust website has really useful resources for young people and professionals. In addition the Trust have another website, Propel, aimed specifically at supporting care leavers who wish to consider university.

Their fact sheets can be viewed via the drop down menu on the left-hand side of this page.

 Education Healthcare Plans

Suffolk local offer: http://infolink.suffolk.gov.uk/kb5/suffolk/infolink/localoffer.page?localofferchannel=0

Access Unlimited:  https://www.access-unlimited.co.uk/education/special-educational-needs/

SEND reforms:  http://www.suffolklearning.co.uk/3-11-learning-teaching/special-education/send-reform

 Suffolk Safeguarding Board

http://suffolkscb.org.uk/assets/files/2014/16403-SCB-Keeping-Children-Safe-DL-LR.pdf

http://suffolkscb.org.uk/assets/files/2014/2011-12-09-11518-SCB-Support-for-families-6pp-DL-lr.pdf

Sexual Health

http://parentinfo.org/articles/sex-and-relationships/all

Extremism

http://www.thesource.me.uk/search-for-help-support-and-services/life-online/extremism/

http://www.suffolkscb.org.uk/assets/files/2015/2015-06-12-Vulnerable-to-Radicalisation-Referral-and-Channel-Guidance.pdf

More information on these duties can be found on the Government’s website at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-duty-guidance

The following document shows how police, partners and communities can counter violent extremism on the pathway to terrorism:

https://www.victvs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Victvs-Parents-Guide-to-Extremism-and-Radicalisation-PRINT-Ver2.pdf

and the Government's strategy document  :

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/97976/prevent-strategy-review.pdf

 http://educateagainsthate.com/

 

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English and Maths Revision @ The Hub

Lowestoft College Nov 2016 (206)

From March 13th to the end of the academic year, we are running revision sessions – this includes English and Maths for GCSEs and Functional Skills. The aim will be to provide help on some of the areas of these subjects you are finding difficult, to practise exam papers under the guidance of specialist tutors and to give practical advice about revising in these subjects.

As a college, we are advising students to plan at least 2 hours of revision per week; attendance at these sessions can be a perfect way of keeping you on track to reach this goal.

Click the link below to see when these sessions will be taking place.

Good luck in your exams!

Maths and English Revision Workshops