Bullying is not only distressing for children if they’re suffering from such behaviour, but it can also be difficult for parents or carers to know where to turn and find the help they need. Fortunately, there are currently a lot of resources available, to which we can direct you here. Many of the organisations listed in the children and young people’s resources will also have advice for parents or carers.
Parentline Plus is a 24 hour helpline staffed by parents for anyone in a parenting role including step-parents, grandparents, lone parents and adoptive parents. They offer support and information on all issues of concern including bullying, behaviour, sexual abuse, education, alcohol and drugs.
YoungMinds is a helpline providing information and advice to anyone with concerns about the mental health or emotional well-being of a child or young person, which can be affected severely by bullying. They give information about a range of mental health issues and details of local and national advice services.
The Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) is an independent advice centre for parents, offering information about state education in Wales and England for 5-16 year olds. They offer advice on many topics like exclusion from school, bullying, special educational needs and school admission appeals. They offer a comprehensive leaflet called "Tackling Bullying" which can be downloaded as a pdf file.
Though Childline Cymru is a helpline service exclusively for children, there are involved in a scheme called 'CHIPS' (Childline In Partnership with Schools) which runs bullying workshops for schools. Childline is part of NSPCC Cymru, and you can get more information about not only this scheme but other sources of help if you're concerned about bullying, either by phoning the helpline in Wales or by going to the website.
Kidscape have an anti-bullying helpline for parents/carers and concerned adults who need advice on how to help children cope with bullying. The website, which is also for young people, gives practical advice on bullying and keeping safe.
FFLAG offers local support and contacts to help parents and families understand, accept and support their lesbian, gay and bisexual members. They also work with anti-homophobic bullying projects and community safety projects.
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