The role of parents and carers is essential in preparing young people for life in the wider world.  We work with parents and carers to support our young people in being resilient and safe in the pathways they follow.  We aim to provide young people with the opportunity to become:

  • successful and independent learners who enjoy learning and making progress but also develop the skills and knowledge required to make informed and sensible judgements
  • confident, altruistic and conscientious individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives with integrity
  • responsible and caring people who make a positive contribution to the school, local, national and global communities, showing respect for both themselves and others

Our most recent consultation is based on our Relationships and Sex Education Policy review for June 2023.

Further support for Parents and Carers is available through the safeguarding section of our website.

Other sources of advice and guidance are below.  Each are external links so we are not responsible for their content, but do find them to be useful resources.  These are by no means the only resources out there, but they are useful in supporting yourselves and young people.


Understanding PSHE:

Drugs, alcohol and tobacco use: contained within Appendix 1 of our Drugs Policy

Mental Health:


Personal Wellbeing

  • Children’s Society: Specialist support for young people to make positive changes and overcome challenges. Website:
  • Family Lives – A charity offering support and information to anyone parenting a child or teenager. It runs a free-phone helpline and courses for parents, and develops innovative projects. Tel: 0808 800 2222 Website:
  • Health for Teens: Advice and guidance on all elements of health and welfare for young people. Website:
  • National Children’s Bureau promotes the interests and well-being of all children and young people across every aspect of their lives. Tel: 020 7843 6000 Website:
  • NHS: Healthy eating for teens. Website:
  • NHS: Sleeping tips for teenagers. The amount of sleep your teen gets has a huge impact on their personal wellbeing as well as their academic success. Website:
  • Together for Families: Cornwall Council offer guidance and support, including a variety of workshops and specialist links through the Early Help Hub. Website:
  • Youth Offending Teams – Local Youth Offending Teams are multi-agency teams and are the responsibility of the local authority, who have a statutory duty to prevent offending by young people under the age of 18. Website:


Relationships and sexual health:

  • Barnados: Supporting young people across the UK. Cornwall Advocacy and Independent Visitor Service available via 01752 256339 Website:
  • Brook: Sexual health advisory support for young people to age 25. Includes advice and guidance for parents and carers.  Website:
  • NSPCC: Advice and guidance on how to protect children. Website:
  • Relate: UK’s largest provider of relationship support. Website:
  • YAY Cornwall: (Young and Yourself) The youth group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Questioning young people up to the age of 25 who live, work or who are visiting, at school or college in Cornwall. Website:

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