‘Supporting your Adolescent’ Toolkit launched for parents and carers
HSCP and the Isle of Wight Safeguarding Children Partnership (IOWSCP) are delighted to announce the launch of their first ever toolkit developed specifically for parents and carers, ‘Supporting your Adolescent’.
The new toolkit complements the publication of last year’s Safeguarding Adolescent’s Strategy and online Toolkit for professionals working with adolescents and their families in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight areas.
Professionals are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the resources and signpost families to the toolkit as part of their ongoing support. Professionals can also download the Toolkit QR code flyer, to give to parents and carers so they can easily access the toolkit using a smartphone device.
Adolescence is the phase of life between childhood and adulthood and is a time of major transition for children physically, emotionally and socially. The toolkit has been designed in collaboration with parents and carers, to provide information and help on a range of topics that can affect pre-teens and teenagers as they journey into adulthood.
The subjects featured in the toolkit were chosen specially by parents and carers, and the contents carefully compiled by a range of services across both Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The toolkit comprises of 10 themes, which are further broken further down into subthemes. The main themes cover:
- Physical health
- Mental health
- Sexual health
- Online safety
- Keeping adolescents safe outside the home
- Substance use