Lady Manners School's pastoral staff work every school day with students to provide assistance when needed and, if necessary, to enable access to specialist support.
This page aims to provide students with access to assistance should they need it outside school hours. It also provides parents with information and links to further sources of advice to help them support their children.
Need Help Urgently?
Links to organisations that can help you if you find yourself in an unexpected or dangerous situation
CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP helps children and young people under the age of 18 who have been forced or manipulated into taking part, or are being pressure to take part, in sexual activity of any kind. This can be both online and offline. The CEOP Safety Centre offers information and advice for children and young people, parents and carers and professionals. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
Online bullying or other online concerns should not be reported to CEOP; children and young people should speak to an adult they trust and/or referred to Childline, if they would like to speak to someone about how they are feeling.
Childline is available to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they're going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it's something big or small, their trained counsellors are available to support you. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to them by phone, email or 1-2-1 online chat. Whatever feels best for you.
If you need someone to talk to, Samaritans listen. They won't judge or tell you what to do.
NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you're not sure what to do. Call 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk.
Remember: Call 999 in a medical emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.
Health and Wellbeing
Useful links for parents, as we become aware of them:
E-cigs, Drugs and Alcohol Use
|Talk to Frank||Honest information about drugs.|
|drugfree.org||Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is an American website full of information about drugs including e-cigs, drug use and advice for parents.|
|yourteenmag.com||A link to the Drugs and Alcohol area of the 'Your Teen' website containing articles about drug and alcohol use in teenagers.|
|YoungMinds||The #Take20 Parents’ Hub includes ideas, questions and activities to help parents to talk to their children about difficult subjects. YoungMinds also provides routes to further support specifically for parents.|
|Kooth||Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.|
|Coronavirus||Latest information and advice from the Government website|
The following links will help parents to understand the terminology, and the risks. They also provide resources to help you support your child in their life online
|Parent Zone||Information to help families to deal with the many difficulties that are thrown up by the pace of technological change.|
|Thinkuknow: Parents||The latest information to help parents understand the internet and realise what the risks are, so that they can support their children's internet use|
|Thinkuknow: Students||The latest information on the sites teenagers like to visit, mobiles and new technology|
|Google family safety center||Google's informative safety centre including simple step by step guides|
|Parent and Carer guide from the Online Safety Alliance providing information on reasons for concern and tips for staying safe.|
|Snapchat||Parent and Carer guide from the Online Safety Alliance providing information on reasons for concern and tips for staying safe.|
|Tiktok||Parent and Carer guide from the Online Safety Alliance providing information on reasons for concern and tips for staying safe.|
At school, we filter all internet content so that students are safe at school. Parents can do the same at home by ensuring that their computers, laptops and other devices with internet access (like mobile phones and tablets) are all fitted with parental controls. Free downloadable versions can be found online, or by contacting your internet service provider (such as BT, Talk Talk, Sky etc) for more information. You can also set parental controls on search engines, YouTube accounts, games consoles and your child's mobile phone:
|Xbox||Guidance from Microsoft on setting parental controls on Xbox|
|PlayStation||Playstation help page. Enter 'Parental Controls' in the search function and select the appropriate device to find information on setting parental controls.|
|Nintendo||Guidance on setting parental controls on Wii and DS|
|Mobile phones||Ofcom guide on buying a mobile phone or tablet for your child|
Most children spend some time staying with friends and relatives at some time during their childhood. However, for some children these arrangements can be longer term. If a child aged under 16 years (or under 18 years if they are disabled) goes to stay with people who are not related to them for 28 days or more, this is known as a Private Fostering Arrangement and special rules apply.
If you think this applies to you, click here to download a leaflet that explains more, and provides information on the assistance available for such circumstances. You can also visit the Derbyshire County Council website for information, and see the school's Private Fostering Policy on the Policies and Procedures page for details on the school's responsibilities towards students in private fostering arrangements.