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Parent Advice Zone

Parents recently completed a survey about the education & service provided for their children by Castleford Academy. Some comments suggested that parents would welcome some support & guidance in a number of areas concerning their child’s upbringing & well being. As a response to this we have decided to add a new area to the school website.

Welcome to the Parent Advice Zone. The following websites provide information for parents on an assortment of issues concerning young people.

Emotional Wellbeing Poster

Think something is missing? If you require any other advice or information please contact school at 

InformationOrganisationWebsite Link
Your guide to the social networks your children useNSPCCClick Here
HPV information for girls & boys​NHS Immunisation​​Click Here
National charity providing help & support in all aspects of family life​Family Lives​Click Here
Internet safety & other aspects of child exploitation​​Child Exploitation & Online Protection​Click Here
Help and advice on all aspects of parenting​BBC Health​Click Here
Free downloadable leaflets for families about how to raise emotionally stable children​Understanding Childhood​Click Here
Friendly, confidential advice about smoking, drugs & alcohol & what to do if you are worried about substance misuse​Talk To Frank​Click Here
Provides information & advice on mental health issues for young people. Includes information about exam stressYoung Minds​Click Here
Reliable information on a range of bullying issues​Bullying UK​Click Here
Advice on how to speak to children about puberty, sex & relationships.​Family Planning Association​Click Here
NHS tool that offers confidential, anonymous advice based on personal information inputted by you, the site signposts to relevant, reliable websites covering various aspects of physical & emotional health.​​Teen Life Check​​Click Here
Articles & videos about healthy eating, weight loss & eating disorders​NHS Live Well​Click Here
How to apply for free school meals for your child​Wakefield Council​Click Here
Information on keeping your child safe from Child
Sexual Exploitation​
PACE Parents Against Child sexual Exploitation​Click Here
Information on Child Exploitation​Wakefield Council​​Click Here
Information on support for domestic abuse​Wakefield Council​Click Here
Safeguarding Children BoardWakefield CouncilClick Here
Parent Info is a new free service for schools.Here you’ll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line.​ParentInfoClick Here
Practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisationHM GovernmentClick Here
Exams are a stressful time for any young person. Mood swings and outbursts are more likely to occur during this period. Young MindsClick Here​
Tests and exams can be a challenging part of school life for children and young people and their parents or carers. But there are ways to ease the stress.​​NHS
​​Click Here​
Youth Worker Drop In & HelplineYoung People’s Empowerment ProjectLink to pdf image
The online resource for children and young people in WakefieldWF-I-CanClick here
A Guide for Parents for some advice and support on how to discuss alcohol issuesSpectrumLink to pdf
Wakefield Families Together – Kendal Drive Family HubWakefield Families TogetherLink to ‘Bulletin for Schools’ Poster
Link to Wakefield Families website