Parenting and behaviour support directory for professionals
If you are a professional worker and you support children or young people in Plymouth, then you may find the following parenting and behavioural support links and resources useful.
Argyle PL Kicks is a programme which links to the core Premier League Kicks programme, 'Breaking the Cycle' is a one-to-one targeted mentoring programme which is funded by the Premier League Charitable Fund and Children in Need. Locally, Devon and Cornwall Police is our key referral partner.
The programme targets 11-16-year-old young people who are at risk of becoming young offenders and have suffered from adverse childhood experiences. Our lead targeted youth mentor works with mentees providing regular contact and engagement as well as developing individual development plans that help build pathways for young people who face additional challenges in their development.
The Face 2 Face Befriending Service provides a one-to-one befriending service offering emotional support to parents and carers discovering their child has a disability.
Every Face 2 Face befriender is a parent too, someone whose own child has a disability.
Plymouth's Children's Centres offer a wide variety of parenting support including activities, parenting programmes, Dad's Groups and individual family support.
Friends and Families of Special Children provides information, support, and services for families with disabled children, many of whom describe us as life savers. Our services give families opportunities to network and create bespoke training and educational environments. We offer individual family support and give advice on relevant issues.
We run social and leisure events, allowing "time-out to have fun" away from the stresses and punishing regime of caring. This allows a vital 'recharge of batteries', relieving isolation and providing time for young carers to have fun. Integrated activities enable children with disabilities to experience a huge diversity of sports, arts, crafts, and music not otherwise available to them or their families.
Peacock Lane, Plymouth, PL4 0DQ
Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service is for education and safeguarding professionals and provides:
- Advice on individual cases or incidents of harmful sexual behaviour, to ensure an appropriate response both for children displaying this behaviour and others affected by it
- Guidance on policy development on tackling harmful sexual behaviour
- Relevant resources, best practice and contacts around harmful sexual behaviour, both locally and nationally
0344 255 0623
Health visitors are qualified nurses or midwives with additional training in public health. They work in local communities, mainly with children aged up to five and their families, to ensure every child gets the best possible start in life.
The teams are made up of health visitors, community public health nurses, and family health workers.
Across the city are child health clinics where families with children can easily drop in and access the health visiting service.
Windsor House, Tavistock Road, Derriford PL6 5UF
Livewell Southwest provides integrated health and social care services throughout the South Hams, West Devon and Plymouth, with additional responsibilities for delivering specialist services to people living in certain parts of Cornwall and Devon.
Integrating health and social care means that we can deliver care for people in new ways that are more efficient, with professionals who would have previously worked in individual teams now working together. This way of working helps us to deliver the right care to people, in the right place, at the right time.
Windsor House, Tavistock Road, Derriford PL6 5UF
NSPCC Plymouth provides the following services:
Letting the Future In is therapeutic work for children and young people who have been affected by sexual abuse. The age range is from 4 to 17. All the work is delivered at the child's pace and aims to be child-focused and non-directive although several key themes are explored within the work. Help is also provided to the child's parent/ carer.
Turn the Page is based on current best practices in working with young people with harmful sexual behaviour. It aims to manage their behaviour and reduce the risk of repeat offences by addressing underlying factors.
Together for Childhood is a place-based initiative, launched in Plymouth to prevent child sexual abuse. We are working together with the Ernesettle Community.
In Ctrl offers targeted support for school children to understand healthy and unhealthy relationships, while also offering tailored guidance for carers to help them manage children's screen time amid the pandemic.
Holborn Street, Plymouth, PL4 0NN
Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND (PIAS) provides information, advice and support relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) for parents, carers, children and young people within the Plymouth Local Authority area.
PIAS provides parents, and carers of children and young people with SEND and also the children and young people independently with support at meetings, education and training issues.
Jan Cutting Centre, Scott Business Park, Beacon Road, PL2 2PQ
The Respect Young People's Programme (RYPP) is a programme for families where children or young people aged between 10 and 17 are abusive or violent towards the people close to them, particularly their parents or carers.
The Solihull Approach provides to improve emotional health and wellbeing by supporting relationships. The courses are written by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) professionals with other health and education workers. They are evidence-based and accredited by the Department of Education.
Free online courses for residents of Devon, Torbay and Plymouth:
- Understanding your pregnancy, birth, labour and your baby
- Understanding your baby
- Understanding your child
- Understanding your teenager's brain
Access the website - www.inourplace.co.uk - and use the code TAMAR to view the free courses.
- Directory of services for professionals supporting children, young people and their families
- Early years and education
- Parenting and behavioural support
- Mental health support
- Physical health support
- Money and housing support
- Relationship support
- Support group support
- Targeted support
- Work and benefit support
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