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Parent Conferences

Date published: Fri 8 Feb 2019   Author:    Category: Academic   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email

Parent Conferences

Do you know exactly where your son or daughter is during the evening and at the weekend? Do you know every friend they have? The answer to those questions is almost certainly ‘no’.

It is normal and healthy for teenagers to have the freedom to go out with their friends and to socialise with a diverse range of people, both in the real world and online, but this puts them at risk. As their parent, you need to be able to talk to your teenager about how to keep safe and how to make informed choices, but would you know where to begin? Do you know what risks exist, what advice to give or what signs to look for which might suggest they need help?

In order that you are better placed to have those discussions at home, and to understand the risks facing your children, we have organised some sessions for parents covering issues such as drugs, grooming and criminal exploitation, county lines and online safety. These are issues affecting young people of all backgrounds, ethnicities and abilities locally. The sessions are run by specialists and are supported by other agencies. Please click the pdf at the bottom of the page for more information and contact details.

Whilst we all hope that these issues never affect our children, we have to recognise that they could, and that our best defence is to arm ourselves and our children with information and advice.

You can attend one or all of the sessions - just sign up to the ones that interest you using the parentconference@... email address for the relevant school/schools. They cost nothing, but might really help you.



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