The following resources will support you to talk about sensitive issues with your child or young person.
 
Sexual Health Fife:
Twitter - www.twitter.com/shfife
Appointments Line – 01592 647979 – Monday to Friday 8.30am – 1.30pm
 
Parentline Scotland:
Advice Line – 0800 028 2233
Monday to Friday - 9am – 10pm
Saturday & Sunday – 12pm – 8pm
Email – parentlinescotland@children1st.org.uk                    
 
 
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Useful Websites:

 
BPAS – British Pregnancy Advice Service - National network of 18 clinics and 35 centres across England, Wales and Scotland providing options for dealing with unplanned pregnancy, emergency contraception and free pregnancy testing. Non judgemental advisors are specialist and will recommend the best option for you.  BPAS talks to more than 70,000 women every year of all ages.
 
Childnet - Information on how to keep your child safe online. Including a section on Pornography.
 
Clued Up - Clued Up is a drug and alcohol awareness service that was set up in Kirkcaldy almost 18 years ago. It has works closely with local people building up a reputation for providing good quality support and advice as well as information and educational materials.  It can also help with general health and lifestyle issues. For instance, it provides a free condom distribution and pregnancy testing service.
 
Drink Aware - Tips and advice on how to speak to your child about alcohol.
 
FAIR - FAIR (Family Advice and Information Resource) is an information and advice service for people with learning disabilities, parents, carers and people who work with them in Edinburgh.
 
Fife Child Protection - Information for Parents and Carers on a wide range of child protection topics, from spotting abuse to dealing with bullies, internet safety and where to go for advice and support.
 
FPA – Family Planning Association - providing straightforward information, advice and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK, includes a Parents and Carers section and lots of resources.
 
FPA: Sex in the Media - Advice on how to educate your child about sex and the media including music videos, the internet, gaming and pornography.
 
HandsOnScotland - Designed for Parents, Carers and anyone working with infants, children and young people to help them make a difference to children and young people's lives, by giving you ideas and activities to help them to flourish including confidence building, good relationships and positive attitudes.
 
Health Scotland - This booklet aims to help Parents and Carers to think about how they would like to deal with relationships, sexuality and growing up with children - in a way that respects their values and beliefs, and that of the children. Helping children means finding ways to talk to them about relationships and sexuality in day-to-day life.
 
Health Scotland - This booklet is for parents of children who are 10 to 13 years old but may also be useful for parents of older teenagers and other family members if sexual health and relationships arises during conversations.
 
Health Scotland - Review of sexual health and relationships resources for people with Learning Disabilities.
 
Healthy Respect – Sexual health and relationship information, advice and support for young people.
 
The Hub Fife – List of Hubs providing a confidential service to young people in Fife. 
 
LGBT Youth Scotland – Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender Youth – Providing information and support, includes a Parents and Carers section and contact details.
 
Mermaids - Mermaids is a support group for gender-variant children and teenagers, and their families.  Their goal is to relieve the mental and emotional stress of all persons aged 19 years and under who are in any manner affected by gender identity issues.
 
NHS Sexual Health Fife - NHS Fife’s webpage detailing clinic times, appointment and advice line numbers and information on the condom distribution scheme and the Hub.
 
NHS - Symptoms of puberty for  males and females. 
 
Parents Enquiry Scotland – Parents Enquiry Scotland has existed for over 30 years and offers support to parents and their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender sons and daughters. Parents Enquiry Scotland provides confidential helplines, which are operated by parents.
 
Play Talk Read - Help and advice on how to play, talk and read with your children.  Lots of resources and interactive fun.
 
Pleasure vs. Profit – Everything the porn industry doesn’t want you to know – information and resources on the reality behind the porn fantasy.
 
Respect Me - Respectme works with all adults who have a role to play in the lives of children and young people to give them the practical skills and confidence to deal with bullying behaviour, wherever it occurs.  They offer free training at events across Scotland and work with organisations at a local and strategic level to develop and review anti-bullying policies and practices.
 
UK Safer Internet Centre – e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe. 
 
The Scottish Child Law Centre - The only law centre in Scotland that works exclusively for children and young people, providing services throughout the whole of Scotland. They aim to help children and young people, their families and carers, and professionals working for and with children by providing free expert legal advice and information through their advice line, email and website.
 
Sexual Health Scotland – Help and advice on sexual wellbeing, including why it’s good to talk about sex, the risks of sex and what the law says about sex.
 
Talk 2 – Supporting parents to talk to their children about growing up, relationships and sexual health.
 
Thinkuknow - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre - Parents and Carers guide to the internet and how to keep your children and young people safe.
 
THT - The Terrence Higgins Trust - Advice on sexual health including contraception, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV.
 
Waverley Care – Scotland’s leading charity providing care and support to people living with HIV or Hepatitis C.
 
 

Useful Books:

 
Mummy Laid An Egg 
Author - Babette Cole
Publisher – Red Fox Books, Random House Children’s Books (2000)
 
Sex, Puberty And All That Stuff
Author – Jacqui Bailey
Publisher – Franklin Watts, Hachette Children’s Books (2005)
 
Where Willy Went
Author – Nicholas Allan
Publisher – Red Fox Books, Random House Children’s Books (2006)
 
Hair In Funny Places
Author – Babette Cole
Publisher – Red Fox Books, Random House Children’s Books (1999)
 
Amazing You
Author – Dr. Gail Saltz
Publisher – Penguin Group (2005)
 
Let’s Talk About Sex – Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex And Sexual Health 
Author – Harris, E. & Emberley, M.
Publisher – Walker Books Ltd (2010)
 
Let’s Talk About Where Babies Come From
Author – Harris, E. & Emberley, M.
Publisher – Walker Books Ltd (2004)
 

 

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