This page contains details of organisations which might be useful for parents/carers, particularly when the school is closed. Web addresses and phone numbers have been provided where applicable:
Wirral Information Resource for Equality & Diversity (WIRED)
Support and advice service for parents/carers of children with SEN:
Phone: 0844 880 1500
NHS local Services
GP practices, dentists, out of hours services, A & E
Social Care, Wirral
If you have any concerns about the safety and well being of a child please contact the Central Advice and Duty team at 0151 606 2008.
NHS urgent mental health helplines
The NHS urgent mental health helpline is for people of all ages.
You can call 0800 145 6485 for:
- 24-hour advice and support – for you, your child, your parent or someone you care for
- help to speak to a mental health professional
- an assessment to help decide on the best course of care
Contacting the Police
101 is the number to call when you want to contact your local police in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland – when it’s less urgent than 999 call.
Information re free school meals and how to apply
Phone: 0151 606 2002
Citizens Advice Wirral
Citizens Advice Wirral can support parents and families by providing free information and advice such as:
- finding out if there is any financial support available if you are struggling financially
- support with debts to look for solutions to make repayment easier
- help with applications for benefits such as Disability Living Allowance
- provide links to grants and concessions if you cannot afford to either keep your home warm and/or repay fuel debts
- make referrals for emergency fuel support if you have run out of credit on their meter
- negotiate with third parties on your behalf i.e. creditors, landlords, social services
- provide wellbeing support if you are feeling lonely and isolated
If you would like further information about the services we provide and how we can support parents/ families, please call Jeannette Morgan, Deputy CEO Citizens Advice Wirral on 07545 532 010 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This national organisation with connections to the Wirral offers a range of useful services including CV and application support as well as parent support programmes:
Beechwood Community Trust
Beechwood Community Trust provides advice and guidance on all types of benefits through our Advice service based at Summerhill House. Beechwood Community Trust offers support for residents, who are struggling to cope with welfare reforms that are impacting upon their personal circumstances. Whether in or out of employment Beechwood Community Trust are there to provide help and support through times of hardship.
Address: 22 Beechwood Drive, Birkenhead, Prenton, Wirral, CH43 7ZU
Telephone: 0151 657 8008
Phone: 0151 606 2020
Online Safety Guidance
- Online Safety Guide for Parents (including Tiktok)
- https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
Net-aware (support for parents and carers from the NSPCC
In the Zone
The ”In the Zone” event is run by the Local Authority and Merseyside Police, and a 6 week programme was delivered to years 9 and 10 on Wednesday mornings during the Spring term 2022. It has been developed to give young people information about subjects that affect them today. It is hoped that it will give young people the tools to ensure they gain knowledge and skills to keep them safe in the community. Cyber Safety is also covered too!
Within the fact sheet (see link below) there are additional links for parents and carers to access to gain additional information and support if required.
Advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation
Please see useful links below for sharing with your son:
ZILLO is a website for young people living in Wirral, Merseyside.
It is a website for young people to come to get the lowdown on the latest events, arts, culture, news and expert health and wellbeing advice.
ZILLO was created by Wirral Borough Council’s Children’s Services in partnership with students and staff from Wirral Metropolitan College:
Information re eating disorders
Freephone: 0808 801 0677 or Youthline 0808 801 0711
Papyrus (Prevention of young suicide)