Support for Parents

We hope that you find some of this information useful. Please get in touch if there is further advice and support you would like to see on this page.



Mental Health & Wellbeing






 Healthy Choices & Nutrition Advice



O2 and NSPCC Online Safety helpline

Some issues are easier to talk through. So O2 and the NSPCC have set up a free helpline to help you keep children safe online.

Call them on 0808 800 5002. You can get advice from our experts on anything you’re not sure about, including:

  • Setting up parental controls on your computer or other devices
  • Help adjusting privacy settings
  • Understanding social networks
  • Concerns about online gaming

This website has many useful links with support for families in the Tendring area and across Essex.


Clubs and Local Events

Please see our Clubs and Local Events page for details of activities your child might wish to take part in.


Online e-Safety

One of the areas that we are finding having an increasing impact in school is online safety. As technology becomes ever more accessible and sophisticated, it is hard to keep up with students' online activity and ensure they are safe when using computers, gaming and smart phone technology.

The CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) website has a wide range of resources and information to support parents and carers in working with their children to ensure they have balanced and healthy access to technology and know how to limit and monitor use effectively.


Parent Partnership Service


National Parent Partnership Network– information and support to parents and carers of children with special educational needs.


Council for disabled children


Families Acting For Change – ensure parent’s views influence the development of local policy and practice.


If you're a parent or carer to a child or young person with special educational needs / disabilities, the Essex Parent Partnership Service can help. We offer information and support over the telephone or in person.

To make a referral call 01245 436036 or email parentpartnership@essex.gov.uk.

We can help by:

  • explaining how schools and early years settings can support children and young people with special educational needs
  • listening to your concerns and explaining what options are available 
  • working with schools, local authority staff and other agencies to develop positive relationships with parents
  • supporting you at meetings and visits to schools
  • establishing links with voluntary organisations and support groups
  • guiding you through the statutory assessment process
  • enabling you to be included in discussions with schools and the local authority should your child be excluded   


Please note that we cannot be responsible for the content of any external links.


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