Advice for parents

We've got lots of links to other websites and sources of information; we've tried to break it down in to smaller categories - let us know if you think they do/don't work!

For e-safety tips, advice and resoursmartie_the_penguin.jpgdigiduck.jpgces to help children and young people stay safe on the internet, please visit the NSPCCUK safer internet centrechildnet, and / or - resources include ebook stories for 3-7 year olds - click on the pictures of Smartie the Penguin or Digiduck and learn how to be safe on the internet!

Interested in finding out more?  Check out this research report from August 2013 - produced by the London School of Economics and EU Kids Online, it looks at Young Children and their Internet Use, specifically focusing on those age 0-8 years.

The Institute of Health Visiting ihv_logo.gifhas released Parenting Information fact sheets on a variety of subjects, including toilet training, nutrition, breastfeeding, bonding and behaviour, child safety, common illnesses, sleep, fathers and childhood conditions that require specialist support.  Visit their website here.

hertshelp.jpgHertsHelp will assist with questions and problems, and can put people in touch with organisations that can help them.  Common issues people contact HertsHelp about are:

  • welfare assistance scheme - money, food, furniture, clothing and advice
  • benefits - debt and budgeting advice, help filling out application forms
  • crisis support - bereavement, domestic abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, serious illness, family support.

Office hours are 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

Telephone: 0300 123 4044 (Calls to 0300 cost no more than a national rate call to a 01 or 02 number)
Minicom: 0300 456 2364
Text: Text hertshelp to 81025 
Fax: 0300 456 2365 
By post: HertsHelp, Hertlands House, Primett Road, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 3EE

HertsHelp may need to take details and pass them on to someone else who can help, but they will always ask for permission to do this.