Help from a choice or parent support adviser, the youth and family support service, help for a child with additional needs, careers and training, support available for parents and activities for children.
For information about schools and issues relating to your child's education please visit the Schools, colleges and academiespage.
Here you will find information about the following and much more:
Every school must have a teacher with training and/or experience of Special Educational Needs (SEN) to be the Special Educational Needs coordinator (SENCO).
The SENCO will review the additional or different help your child receives with you to ensure that he/she is making good progress and to set new targets.
The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice Service (SENDIAS) can help you with more information about support for children with special educational needs/additional needs in school. You can contact the SENDIAS Service on 01482 396469
To view other services available for children with SEND please visit the Local Offerwebsite (external link)
FISH have information about Ofsted-registered childcare including childminders and out of school clubs who can provide care for children before and after school and in school holidays.
For any questions about the different childcare options available, opening times, cost and Ofsted inspection grades, contact FISH on 01482 396469 or email on email@example.com
To search for childcare in your area you can browser the FISH directory (opens in new window)
Your child may be entitled to free school meals if you are on a low income and in receipt of a qualifying benefit. For more information and to find out if your child is entitled to free school meals or to complete an online application please visit Free school meals.
Alternatively, you can contact the benefits team on (01482) 394799
You can take your child out of school for a term time holiday in certain circumstances. To find out more information about school attendance please visit Attendance in school.
A parent support adviser's main role is to encourage parents and their children to get the very best from school. They offer children and families early intervention, support, guidance and advice working in partnership with schools, parents, carers and other agencies.
A parent support adviser can provide:
For more information about Parent Support Advisers please contact the FISH team on (01482) 396469.
The Youth and Family Support Service is available to help young people aged nine-19 and up to 25 years if you have learning difficulties or a disability.
They can help you to access whatever kind of support you need such as:
You can contact the Youth and Family Support Service by:
Email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telephone: (01482) 392824
If you have a concern about yourself or a young person please contact the Early Help and Safeguarding Hub on (01482) 395500.
For more information please visit Youth and Family Support Service or search for other useful services.
If you are living with or supporting someone with a mental health problem, having access to the right information about a condition, treatment options, or practical issues is vital. There are lots of different types of mental health conditions that you may like to know more about such as:
Please see below a new resource from Public Health aimed at young people, their friends and families. The booklet aims to help people to understand more about self-harm and what to do if you are worried about yourself or someone else. It explains what self-harm is, what to do if someone you know is self-harming and how to get help. Self-harm is very common and affects more people than you might think.
Truth about self harm (pdf 100kb opens in new window)
If you are looking for information about any of the above or would like to know more about any other mental health conditions affecting children and young people, please visit Mental health advice for younger people where you will find useful links to websites and details of the Youth and Family Support counselling service.
For more information on a range of local and national services for Families and young people please visit the Family Service Directory.
Sexual exploitation is something that has been in the news a lot recently but it is not always that easy to tell if someone you know is being sexually exploited.
The “official definition” is when a person is exploited for money, power or status, this abuse is often committed after a period of time in which the victim is groomed.
The victim will often believe that they are in a loving relationship and it can be a while before they start being sexually exploited.
You can visit the websites and organisations below for fruther information, advice and support regarding Child Sexual Exploitation
If you are concerned about a child or young person who you feel may be sexually exploited please contact the Golden Number at the Early Help and Safeguarding Hub on (01482) 395500 or got to the support and protection for children page for further information.
Not in Our Community - Offering advice, support and information to young people, professionals, parents/carers about the issue of Child Sexual Exploitation within the Humber sub-region. They also have Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as hard copy resources that are free. To receive free copies of resources, please contact John Gilbert by email: email@example.com. The Not in Our Community website is www.notinourcommunity.org/
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) - CEOP helps children stay safe online. For example: Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to CEOP. Please visit the website for more information at www.ceop.police.uk
The Youth and Family Support Service can help you with enquirers regarding apprenticeships, volunteering, careers and training.
If you are aged between 14 and 19 and are looking for information and support to plan your future learning you could also go to Log on Move on:
Log on Move on (external website)
For more information browse the FISH directory (opens in new window)
There are many local and national services that can offer advice and support to parents. If you would like help finding the right service or organisation to help you and your family please contact FISH on (01482) 396469 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org, alternatively you can browse the FISH directory to search for childcare, support and services.
For information about what activities are available across the East Riding please visit the Activities page on the FISH website. If you have a child with additional needs and would like to have a look at activities which are disability specific you can find out more on the FISH directory (opens in new window).