Advice and Support for Parents

Advice and Support for Parents

These resources are provided to help support you as a parent/carer navigate life with your child.

Carerstrust – Young Carers, who are they? What do they do?

CEOP – Are you worried about online sexual abuse, grooming or the way someone has been communicating with your child online? Get advice or report your concern.

Devon Children and Families Partnership – Lots of useful information from key agencies pulled together in one place.

Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse support – information from Devon County Council on local and national support services

Early Help – Early Help is the extra support your family can get if you need it. It may be that you want to prevent a problem, or change things for your family before the problem becomes more serious

Educate Against Hate – practical advice to protect children from the dangers of extremism, including the warning signs of danger, how to talk to children about extremism and steps concerned parents can take.

Health Visitor – Text for confidential advice and support

Helping parents and carers understand the sexual behaviour of teenagers – this guide aims to help you understand the difference between expected teenage sexual exploration and behaviour that can harm others or themselves. It will also point you towards helpful responses. 

Lets Talk Teenagers Toolkit for parents and carers of teenagers. – a useful resource with information including Unhealthy Relationships, Mental Health, Social Media, and Community Challenges.

MASH – If you are concerned that a child is being abused please call 0345 155 1071 or email  If it’s an emergency call 999.

mentalhealthmatters – The Mooring offers out-of-hours mental health support in Barnstaple for anyone  aged over 18. Click here to see the flyer.

SPACE – Space (formerly the Devon Youth Service) has 8 youth centres which are buildings for young people to meet, develop skills, try new things and belong.

Stop. Think. Breath – If you are a parent/carer and you think your child would benefit from free professional counselling support, take a look at this website for more information. Their service is available nationally to young people, aged 21 or younger. All sessions take place virtually and they have a team of counsellors working with them who specialise in a wide variety of issues.

YSMART – Drug and alcohol support for under 18’s 

Young Devon – Are the biggest charity for young people in the South West offering lots of support, advice and services.