Information for Parents

In this section you can find information and links on a variety of different issues such as internet safety, child sexual exploitation and domestic abuse. If your question isn't related to one of the topics listed, you can search for specific information using the search box at the top of the page.

General Information

Educate against Hate

This website gives parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.

Missing Kids UK

Sometimes it can feel like everything is too much at home and you have no other choice but to leave. You always have a choice.

Child abuse or neglect

Do not ignore it:

  • call 0161 217 6028 – Monday to Thursday from 8.30am to 5pm, Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • or 0161 718 2118 – evenings and weekends

Family Lives

Family Lives is a charity with over three decades of experience helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life.


At ParentPort you can find out about media standards, making a complaint and sharing your views.

Young Minds

Mental health problems are more common than you might think – three children in every classroom have a mental health problem.

Stockport Health and Social Care

Links to information and contacts for Stockport Council’s Health and Social Care team.


Get support. Take control. Feel better. A safe community to support your mental health, 24/7.


The UK’s largest provider of relationship support, helping people of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations to strengthen their relationships


Parenting Plan and Family Meetings are a free support service available to separated parents in Greater Manchester. The meetings will help you and your ex-partner to make safe arrangements for your children.

National Autistic Society

The protection of children and young people with autism from violence and abuse.

Domestic Abuse

The Hideout

Women’s Aid created The Hideout to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse

This is Abuse

This is Abuse ran from 2010 to 2014. It was targeted at 13 to 18 year old boys and girls.

Women's Aid

A national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children.

End the Fear

Anybody who is experiencing domestic or sexual violence can find help, support and advice at End the Fear who also provide support to people who know someone who may be being abused.

The Women's Centre

The Women’s Centre offers specialist services and therapeutic treatments for women suffering from domestic abuse.

Stockport Without Abuse

Stockport Without Abuse is a local charity which offers a range of services to help and support women, men and children who are affected by domestic abuse.

Child Sexual Exploitation

It's Not Okay

Child sexual exploitation can be hard to detect and abusers are very clever in their manipulation. Some young people won’t even be aware that it is happening to them.


Pace believes parents are, and should be valued as, key players and partners in safeguarding children from sexual exploitation outside the family.

Real Love Rocks

If you are a parent who wants to learn more about child sexual exploitation, spotting the signs and how to get help if you’re worried, then this space is for you.

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse.

Internet safety

Safe at Home

Thinkuknow teach you how to keep ourselves safe online just like we learn to swim or to cross the road.

So you got naked online

Offering children, young people and parents advice and strategies to support the issues resulting from sexting incidents.


NSPCC work directly with children and families across the country, offering help and advice to those in need.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children.

Private Fostering

Somebody Else's Child

Private fostering is when a child under the age of 16 (under 18 if disabled) is cared for by someone who is not their parent or a ‘close relative’.

Stockport Council - Private Fostering

Detailed information about how you can get involved in fostering children in Stockport.
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