Parents & Carers

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Keeping Children Safe in Education

Keeping Children Safe

Food Bank

You can get foodbank vouchers from your GP and local Children’s centres.  You can also pick up food parcels from the following centres:

Harrogate District Food Bank

Free Meals

St Peters Church Harrogate offers The Breakfast Club and provides a free, hot breakfast from Monday to Saturday (8:15 – 8:45 am) for all those who are hungry or in need.

Mowbray Community Church

Health Advice

If you are concerned about your families’ health see or call your GP or NHS 111

Call 111

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice Craven and Harrogate Districts is an independent charity that provides information and advice to help people who live, work or study in Craven or Harrogate to resolve their problems.


Where to Turn

Where to Turn is a directory of regular community activities and services provided by voluntary organisations across the Harrogate District.

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Independent Domestic Abuse Service

IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting anyone experiencing or affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence.



Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call us on 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.



Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. Samaritans-800x800-2

Compass Buzz

Compass provides health & wellbeing services (substance misuse, mental health, sexual health & school nursing) to children, young people, adults & families



Stonewall (officially Stonewall Equality Limited) is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT) rights charity in the United Kingdom which offers support and guidance to young people.

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Offer support to improving the mental health of babies, children and young people, including support for parents and carers.

0808 802 5544 - Parents Helpline
85258 - Crisis Messenger for Young People - Text the letter YM


Free Software to Download

K9 Web Protection
Free internet filtering software which allows you to control which websites your daughter accesses on her laptop or tablet. Only compatible with Windows and Apple devices.
Windows Live Family Safety
As the name suggest this program is only compatible with Windows devices. This program requires each user to have an account set up on your windows laptop/PC, it can then be used for website blocking.
This program allows you monitor your child’s internet activity, from Skype chats to keystrokes this software will give you very detailed information of your daughters online activity. The major drawback being that this software does not do internet filtering.


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