Useful Links

Find below a list of useful links for:

  • Safeguarding
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Health and Safety
  • Employment
  • Travel
  •  Childcare and more!

Safeguarding

Prevent http://got.uk.net/ Resources for learners and teachers.
NSPCC http://www.nspcc.org.uk Protecting young people
  0808 800 5000, text 88858
Samaritans http://www.samaritans.org Confidential emotional support
  08457 90 90 90
Homelessness http://england.shelter.org.uk/get_advice/homelessness Housing support
ACAS www.acas.org.uk/ ACAS is an organisation devoted to preventing and resolving employment disputes
Mind https://www.mind.org.uk/ Mental Health Support

 

Equality and Diversity

Equality and Human Rights Commission http://www.equalityhumanrights.com
The Equality Act 2010 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents

 

Health and Safety

Health and Safety Executive http://www.hse.gov.uk Organisation with responsibility for Health and Safety in England
Employment, working jobs and pensions
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/index.htm
Money, Tax and Benefits
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/index.htm

 

Employment

   
HMRC https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs  HM Revenue & Customs
Citizens Advice Bureau http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/

 

Travel

   
Apprenticeship Oyster Card https://www.tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/adult-discounts-and-concessions/apprentice-oyster-photocard If you’re 18, or over, live in a London borough and are in the first year of an approved apprenticeship, you may be eligible for an Apprentice Oyster photocard.

 

Childcare

Childcare Costs http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/Childcare/DG_4016029 # Apprentices paying for childcare should be eligible for full help with childcare costs, based on the £95/week minimum wage for apprentices:
Tax Benefits https://www.gov.uk/browse/benefits  If the apprentice has been unemployed and/or claiming benefits for at least 26 weeks prior to gaining apprenticeship employment, they may be eligible for a Job Grant – a one-off payment of either £100 for single people and couples without children or £250 for lone parents and couples with children. They must apply within 21 days of gaining employment to be eligible
https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs The National Association of Family Information Services (NAFIS) is a registered charity that supports, links and promotes Family Information Services (FIS) in Great Britain. They can provide details of free nursery education providers in your area

 

The websites listed above are not the only source of information. The topics listed are not the only topics for which support is available. The links are checked periodically and were last checked in November 2019.

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Other useful links

Abuse http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/abuse/Pages/violence-and-sexual-assault.aspx Abuse includes domestic violence, rape and sexual assault
Alcohol http://www.nhs.uk/LiveWell/Alcohol/Pages/Alcoholhome.aspx
Bereavement http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/bereavement/Pages/bereavement.aspx
Bullying and harassment http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=797
Crime https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/help-victims/how-we-can-help-0 Victim Support will help anyone affected by crime, not only victims and witnesses, but their friends, family and any other people involved
https://www.gov.uk/support-for-families-friends-of-prisoners Get support and advice if you know someone in prison.
http://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/offenders_family_support.php Information and support for families who have come into contact with the criminal Justice System as a result of a family member’s offending behaviour.
Debt Management http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/england/debt_e.htm
https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/categories/taking-control-of-debt
Gambling http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/addiction/Pages/gamblingaddiction.aspx
Hearing Impairment http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/supporting-you/factsheets-and-leaflets.aspx Factsheets and Leaflets
LBGT http://www.stonewall.org.uk/ Stonewall is a lesbian, gay and bisexual rights charity
Medical issues http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx NHS choices provide information on a range of medical conditions including   Cancer, Diabetes, HIV & AIDS, STIs, Pregnancy & baby care
Smoking http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/smoking/Pages/stopsmokingnewhome.aspx Support to stop smoking
Substance misuse http://www.talktofrank.com/
Voting www.yourvotematters.co.uk Information on registering to vote.