Information for Families

AVOID LETTING YOUR BABY GET TOO HOT!

It is important to make sure that your baby is a comfortable temperature – not too hot or too cold. The chance of SIDS is higher in babies who get too hot.
Please see the below guidance on:

A Clear Cot is a Safer Cot

Safer Sleep

Room Temperature

Mattresses & Bedding

The Safest Room Temperature for Babies

Safe Sleep Protocol

 

FAMILY RIGHTS GROUP

Please click on the Family Rights Group Logo above to find helpul advice sheets on the following topics:

  • An introductory guide to Children's Services
  • Parental Responsibility
  • What is a family group confernece? (Also known as a family group meeting)
  • Family support
  • What happens to your benefits when your child goes into care or lives with someone else?
  • Child protection procedures
  • Advocacy for families when social workers make plans for their children
  • Duties on children's services when children are in the care system
  • Relatives and friends taking on the care of a vulnerable child in an emergency
  • Contact with children in care
  • Care (and related) proceeedings
  • Support for young people leaving the care system
  • Reuniting children in the care system with their families
  • DIY Child Arrangement Orders: information for family and friends carers
  • DIY Special Guardianship Orders: information for family friends and carers
  • Special Guardinaship: what does it mean for both parents?
  • Support for relatives and friends who are looking after someone else's child
  • Family and friends care: becoming a foster carer
  • Adoption: what does it mean for both parents?
  • Open adoption
  • Challenging decisions and making complaints
  • Access to records held by Children's Services

FAMILY GROUP CONFERENCES

We all face difficulties from time to time but usually we manage these difficulties ourselves, but sometimes we need extra support if the problem is more complicated or harder to resolve. 

The Family Group Conferencing Service is offered to families to give them a chance to find out what is happening within their family and to talk about how to overcome any problmes they face. A Family Group Conference builds on families own skills, strengths and personal knowledge to resolve difficulties for children and young people. 

Please see Your Guide to Family Group Conferencing for more information.

Families First Kids Card

LOCAL EDUCATION INFORMATION

Please click here for Information and contact details for each Nursery, Primary, Secondary, Specialist, College, University and Boarding Schools within North East Lincolnshire.

FUTURE IN MIND (EMOTIONAL HEALTH & WELLBEING)

What is Future in Mind? (as part of Emotional Health & Wellbeing)

Future in Mind sets out a clear, national ambition to transform the design and delivery of a local offer of services for children and young people with mental health needs. It covers the following themes:

1. promoting resilience, prevention and early intervention
2. Improving access to effective support—a system without tiers.
3. Care for the most vulnerable
4. Accountability and transparency
5. Developing the workforce

Our local transformation plan will support and deliver alongside our local prevention and early intervention model which values the importance of intervening from the ante-natal period and in the early years, supporting families and those who care for children and building resilience through to adulthood.

Please click below for further information:

Future in Mind Information for Children & Young People
Future in Mind Information for Parents & Carers

CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is when a young person is used by being made or tricked into doing something sexual, sometimes receiving something in return like love, affection, gifts, money, drugs or alcohol.

Keeping it Together - A parent's guide to coping with Child Sexual Exploitation.

So you got NAKED online ... ok... this 'so you got naked online' resource can provide you with information and advice.

Please see the following videos on What Parents and Carers need to know if their child has been naked online.

E-SAFETY & CYBER BULLYING

Children are naturally trusting, and this trait can make them vulnerable online. Keeping your kids cyber-safe requires education, open communication and regular monitoring. Teach them about what you do to ensure your own safety on the Internet. Make them aware of the dangers of chatting online to strangers, the need to verify the origins of emails, and what to do if they think they’ve accidentally downloaded a virus.

Please click here for more information and advice on how to keep your children safe online.