Highfields offers an open door to all young people and their parents/carers to talk through issues concerning them. However, we understand that school might not always feel like the place to share worries and difficult situations – and we also recognise we are only open 8am to 5pm each day for 39 weeks a year.
In the event of a young person being at risk of immediate harm – or at risk of harming others – we always recommend that emergency services are contacted immediately.
However, for issues / situations that are causing concern but not an immediate emergency, the following services may be helpful – please click on the logo to access their websites:
|Childline offers a free, confidential service where young people can talk about anything causing them to worry. Advisors can be contacted on the phone or online. They also run a very useful and easygoing YouTube channel.|
|The Young Minds Parents Helpline provides telephone advice to parents/carers worried about their child’s mental health. They also run a helpful YouTube Channel.|
|Crimestoppers are an independent charity that gives people the power to speak up to stop crime 100% anonymously. This video explains how they handle calls anonymously.|
|CEOP is a police service set up to encourage any young person experiencing online abuse to report their experience and request support.|
|FRANK is a national advice service providing free, confidential advice on drug use – with the aim of young people reducing drug use.
|The National Domestic Violence Helpline offers advice for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.|
|Protect Young Eyes provides information and APPs to assist parents/carers with ensuring their sons and daughters are safe on social media, especially when accessing them via mobile phones.|
|Parents in Partnership Stockport is an independent local parent/carer forum in Stockport run by parents for parents, carers, grandparents and family members who have a child/young person between the ages of 0 & 25 years with a disability or/and additional needs.|