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Childline - On The Web

This year is the 30th anniversary of Childline. It's often thought that Childline is just a phone number, but their website is full of useful information in different formats. If you haven't looked at the site recently, nip over there now and encourage your pupils to visit too. Remind children that they don't have to be be in distress to find the Childline information helpful.
www.childline.org.uk

Why do children contact Childline?

The two most common reasons children contacted Childline were low mood/unhappiness and family relationships. Childline made 4,005 referrals in 2015/16 on behalf of 3,609 children to external agencies, a 7 per cent increase in referrals since 2014/15. There was a 49 per cent increase in referrals about mental health since 2014/15.

Source: Contacts with Childline (How safe are our children 2016, pages 34/35) NSPCC

Zipit App

The 'zipit' app is a download from Childline for iOS and android. The app aims to help young people safely respond to requests for naked images by sending back a 'joke' image. You can find the app by clicking here

Direct link to the iOS app - please click here

Childline's Number is  0800 1111

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Parents of children who are or are at risk of self-harming – an on-line course

The results of a survey show that more has to be done to help the thousands of children and young people suffering from self-harm in the UK.

The Virtual College have been working in partnership with ‘selfharmUK’ to create the perfect course that not only allows parents to understand more about self-harm, but also how they can proactively raise the topic with their children in confidence.  Please click here to register for training.

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E-safety - an on-line course for Parents and Carers
(Free until 31st March 2017)

About this course:
What do children do online?
What are the risks?
How can I keep my children safe online?

This course looks at the risks associated with mobile and online technology and demonstrates ways that you can help create a safer digital environment for children and young people.

You will automatically get a course certificate on course completion, however, your computer will need to be attached to a printer at that time.

Objectives
Once you have completed this course you will have knowledge of:
1. Know the risks to children associated with mobile and online technology
2. Know how to tackle these risks.

Register
For the self registration link click here.
(registration key is @Lewisham) – once you send off a request, you will receive a welcome email containing your log in details

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The Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)

The Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) brings together all the main organisations who work with children and families in Lewisham, with the aim of ensuring that they work together effectively to keep children safe.

If you are worried about a child or are concerned about an on-going issue involving a child please contact MASH on 020 8314 6660 or out of hours call 020 8314 6000 and ask for the emergency duty team.
Please click here for the full Lewisham Safeguarding Boards website