Parents' Guides & Resources

We hold regular parents' workshops on issues such as online safety, PSHE, revision and mental health so keep an eye on our calendar for forthcoming dates.

We regularly share useful links and resources via Twitter and Facebook on how to support your child with everything from mental health to revision

Following feedback from our Parent Forum, here are some useful links, advice and resources for parents.

Hackney Parent Programme Directory (a guide to all the different programmes for parents offered across City and Hackney)

Parents Guide to Show My HomeworkWhat is County Lines? A parents' guide

Mental health & emotional support resources Parents Survival Guide

First Steps is an NHS Psychology Service, for children and young people aged 0-18 and their families. We aim to help with difficulties relating to behaviour, emotions and relationships and try to tackle issues early on, before they become severe or too difficult to manage.

First Steps Website

Agency Name


Contact Information

A Space (The academy’s counselling service)

Please contact the Safeguarding or Wellbeing Teams at academy to arrange support

Young Hackney

0208 356 7404 (9am – 5pm)


Non-Emergency call 101

Emergency call 999

NHS Services &

NHS Choices


111 or

999 in an Emergency

Anaa Freud


0207 794 2313

Children’s Social Care  

0208 356 5500



Online support available:

Mon to Fri 12pm – 10pm

Sat and Sun 6pm – 10pm


0300 123 3393

Text 86463


0808 800 5000

Samaritans or

Text 116 123

Study Skills & Revision

Supporting Your Child's Relationships & Sex Education At Home

Sex education at home

Your role in your child's education about sex and relationships is important. The teaching of these subjects in school is designed to complement the discussions you have with your child at home.

Before talking to your child, think about your own views on sex and what matters to you in your relationships and family life. Work out your own values and morals so that you can give your child clear, consistent messages about sex and relationships throughout childhood. Sex education is most effective when it’s built up gradually over a number of years.

Don't ignore the subject altogether - you don’t want your child to grow up being confused about sex and relationships.

Tips on talking to your child about sex and relationships:

  • Try to make discussion of sex a part of normal life not just a one-off talk.
  • Talk as naturally as possible to your child as this will encourage him or her to be more relaxed and open with you.
  • Answer any questions your child asks as clearly as you can so that he or she doesn't become confused.
  • Listen carefully to what your child has to say and try to deal with any fears, concerns or misunderstandings as they arise.
  • Be truthful if you don’t know the answer to a question - try to find out the answer and then raise the topic again another day.
  • Don't avoid a topic if you feel uncomfortable or embarrassed about raising it. Consider introducing the subject via discussion of a TV programme or magazine article or what your child is learning in class.
  • Make sure any discussions are appropriate to the age of your child.


FPA (Family Planning Association) is a UK registered charity working to enable people to make informed choices about sex and to enjoy sexual health.

Online Safety & Managing Screen Time