Support for Parents

Highfields offers an open door to all young people and their parents/carers to talk through issues concerning them. However, we understand that school might not always feel like the place to share worries and difficult situations – and we also recognise we are only open 8am to 5pm each day for 39 weeks a year.

In the event of a young person being at risk of immediate harm – or at risk of harming others – we always recommend that emergency services are contacted immediately.

However, for issues / situations that are causing concern but not an immediate emergency, the following services may be helpful – please click on the logo to access their websites:

Childline offers a free, confidential service where young people can talk about anything causing them to worry. Advisors can be contacted on the phone or online. They also run a very useful and easygoing YouTube channel.
The Young Minds Parents Helpline provides telephone advice to parents/carers worried about their child’s mental health. They also run a helpful YouTube Channel.
Crimestoppers are an independent charity that gives people the power to speak up to stop crime 100% anonymously. This video explains how they handle calls anonymously.
CEOP is a police service set up to encourage any young person experiencing online abuse to report their experience and request support.
FRANK is a national advice service providing free, confidential advice on drug use – with the aim of young people reducing drug use.
The National Domestic Violence Helpline offers advice for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.
Protect Young Eyes provides information and APPs to assist parents/carers with ensuring their sons and daughters are safe on social media, especially when accessing them via mobile phones.
Parents in Partnership Stockport is an independent local parent/carer forum in Stockport run by parents for parents, carers, grandparents and family members who have a child/young person between the ages of 0 & 25 years with a disability or/and additional needs.