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On this page you will find a selection of resources covering a range of relevant subjects.  These resources may be documents you can download and print out, or links to external websites.  Should you find any resources you feel would benefit other foster carers, please e-mail them to  This resource library will grow and develop over time.

CategoryResource / link 


What is Child Abuse & How to Keep Your Child Protected
Challenging behaviour

Challenging Behaviour | Parents Guide To Support

Anger | Parents Guide To Support

How to deal with challenging behaviour in children - NHS (

Managing challenging behaviour - Family Action (

Helping your child with anger issues - NHS (

What to do when your child is aggressive - BabyCentre UK

Online safety

Thinkuknow - home

Online Safety for Children - Tips & Guides

Information, Advice and Support to Keep Children Safe Online

UK Safer Internet Centre

E-safety Guides for Schools | National Online Safety

Mental health 

Supporting A Child With Anxiety - Tips & Advice

Depression & Low Mood | Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Self-Harm & Mental Health | Guide For Parents

Suicidal Thoughts - Suicidal Ideation Signs & Symptoms

Anxiety Disorders (for Parents) - Nemours KidsHealth

About Teen Suicide (for Parents) - Nemours KidsHealth

Separation Anxiety (for Parents) - Nemours KidsHealth

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (for Parents) - Nemours KidsHealth

Eating disorders

Eating Disorders & Problems - Guide For Parents

Advice for parents - Eating disorders - NHS (

Eating Disorders - Sky Badger

Eating disorders - Mental Health UK (

Eating Disorders (for Parents) - Nemours KidsHealth

Binge Eating Disorder (for Parents) - Nemours KidsHealth

Smoking, drugs and alcohol

Talking to Your Child About Drugs (for Parents) - Nemours KidsHealth

Talking to Your Kids About Alcohol (for Parents) - Nemours KidsHealth

Kids and Smoking (for Parents) - Nemours KidsHealth

Steroids (for Parents) - Nemours KidsHealth

Race and racism

Talking to Kids About Race and Racism (for Parents) - Nemours KidsHealth

talking-to-children-about-race-and-racism.pdf (

How to talk to toddlers and young children about race, racism & religion - BBC Tiny Happy People

Bodies, gender identity and sexual orientation

Teaching Kids About Their Bodies (for Parents) - Nemours KidsHealth

Sexual Orientation (for Parents) - Nemours KidsHealth

Gender identity | NSPCC

Gender Identity & Mental Health | Guide For Parents | YoungMinds

LGBTQ+ inclusive books for children and young people (


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