Below we have provided some links that may prove useful to those who use our service. 

***Please note that Mearns After-School Care is not responsible for the content of external websites***

In relation to child poverty, the Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland have developed a tax credits and early years project which aims to help families access the financial support they are entitled to. There are a variety of helpful leaflets which can be viewed here and more information can be found in this document.

Do you have a child aged between 8 and 12 then Play Scotland's Parent's play pack will be of interest to you. This pack includes information on: More play everyday, What's happening when 8-12 year olds are playing?, A balance diet of play, Play outdoors plus much much more.

Online Safety - With the recent concerns regarding online safety, we have researched the following advise for parents/carers and children. This information has been taken from the national online safety website. Please click on the images below for further information regarding online safety:

 

useful links 

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ONLINE BULLYING

WHATSAPP

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YOUTUBE

YUBO

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THE APP STORE

TWITTER

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7 CONVERSATION TOPICS

FORTNITE

HOUSE PARTY

AGE RATINGS

FIFA

INSTAGRAM

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LIVESTREAM

MOMO

MINECRAFT

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ROBLOX

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SCREEN ADDICTION

SNAPCHAT

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Click the logos to take you to the websites:

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Helps families to calculate what benefits they may be entitled to claim, for example assistance with childcare costs.

UK charity that support children, young people, adults and their families who have eating disorders.

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Provides a downloadable checklist with some helpful food safety practices for over the Festive period.

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Provides help and advice for families.

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Provides online safety education.

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Provides a downloadable checklist with some helpful food safety practices for over the Festive period.

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Find out more about the Scottish Social Service Council.

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Lots of information on this site for parent/carers on how to keep children safe. Especially useful information is the PANTS rule which gives advice on how to talk to children about protecting themselves from abuse. Another helpful section gives advice about when to allow children to be at home alone.