October

Support Kidscape This November in the Discount Promo Codes Charity Poll!

The 16th November marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week, and we’re so excited to be teaming up with Discount Promo Codes this month in a bid to win 20% of their profits!

Discount Promo Codes is a mon…

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Kidscape to receive grant from Julia and Hans Rausing’s Charity Survival Fund.

Established by Julia and Hans Rausing to help charities in need due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Charity Survival Fund provided £18 million to support core costs over the second half of the year.

The …

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Black History Month - Helpful resources for young people, parents and teachers.

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World Mental Health Day makes me think of my daughter

World Mental Health Day makes me think of my daughter. For quite a while Grace didn’t know why she felt so sad, so lost, so desperate & overwhelmed by life. She didn’t know she was suffering from …

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Stay close to the ones that help you...

Bullying doesn’t disappear when you leave the playground. It can carry on into adulthood, in the workplace, in the family and on social media. There is an underbelly of tactical bullying of others on …

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Kidscape have received funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund.

We're delighted to share the good news that we have received funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, to support us to deliver the RISE …

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August

Kidscape will receive a share of £1.2 million charity fund from ScottishPower Foundation

 

We are delighted to announce that Kidscape will receive a share of a £1.2 million funding pot from the ScottishPower Foundation, which champions benevolent work in local communities throughout the …

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August

July

I wish we had found Kidscape sooner

As I joined my first year of high school I was so nervous, but excited by the fact I was going somewhere new and could make lots of new friends. In primary school I was confident,had friends and did l…

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How a tailored Peer Mentoring Programme can help young people thrive

By Sarah Lewis, Kidscape Representative for the South West and Peer Mentoring Lead

Life is hard for so many of us right now, for so many reasons. Tough that there is so much uncertainty and so much c…

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Black Students, Social Trauma and Facilitating Conversations About Race

As teachers, not only have we been thrust into the world of virtual teaching, but we have had to pay more attention to the wellbeing of our students - without seeing them at all! We have all been conc…

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Back to school! How to prepare yourself and your family.

For those of us with school age children the lockdown period has had many highs and lows. The tears when the schools closed their doors for an indefinite period of time, the sense of bewilderment as w…

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June

Kidscape and Elmer Family Fun Plan Activity Pack

When schools shut we made a promise to families and schools to keep sharing a NEW Kidscape and Elmer activity each week through our social media platforms. 

If you've missed any, you'll be pleased to…

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Elmer's Maze!

Week 13!  

Can you complete Elmer's Maze?! 

It's Elmer's birthday and his friends have planned the bestest party in the jungle. 

Can you help Elmer find his way to the birthday party? 

 

DOWNLOAD…

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Make a Milk Bottle Elmer!

Week 12!  

Make a Milk Bottle Elmer! 

 

Create a whole herd of Elmer's out of plastic milk bottles

 

Children are fascinated by colour, and this simple activity can be easily set up without needi…

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Elmer's Dice Game

Week 11!  

Elmer's Dice Game 

 

This game is suitable for two or more players. Each team should choose
a picture and take turns to roll the dice. Match the number to
the specific colours, and colour …

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10 Top Tips For Keeping Your Child Safe Online

The online world is an amazing place for young people to be creative, chat with friends and find useful information.

Your child might be spending a lot more time online at the moment, and that's unde…

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Why I wanted to volunteer at Kidscape

Meet James!

He's been supporting our London ZAP workshops since February 2019.⠀


I was bullied when I was at school, so deciding which charity to volunteer with was easy. Bullying is something I care…

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Elmer's Mindful Colouring Sheet

Week 10! 

Elmer's Mindful Colouring Sheet

Elmer's mindful colouring sheet is a super relaxing and calming activity which also encourages children to explore their creative side while building on fin…

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May

What listening to teenagers and their parents has taught us about staying safe online

This month, as part of their ongoing partnership with bullying prevention charity, Kidscape, Qustodio ran a survey and series of focus groups, to better understand attitudes to technology amongst teen…

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Preparing for challenging conversations with your children

By Deborah Somerset, Safeguarding and Wellbeing Expert.

Parenting can be an amazing experience, but not without its challenges. One of these challenges will be that you have to have difficult or sens…

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Top Tips to Support Troubled Sleep

The Sleep Charity provides sleep support to families who have sleep issues as well as training to professionals. 

Is your child having problems sleeping? – Osborne School Official ...

Top Tips to Support Troubled Sleep

 

 

 

  • Try to keep to a consistent bedtime/…
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Elmer's Colour Walk

WEEK 7! 

 

In Elmer’s Walk, Elmer takes his time to appreciate the world around him while all
the other animals are rushing about.

 

 

Take your own walk around your home or garden and observe a…

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Staying Connected With Friends. By Kidscape Ambassador, Cleo Demetriou

By Kidscape Ambassador, Cleo Demetriou Cleo Demetriou

 

What have you found most difficult? 

 

I have found it super difficult during this lockdown period not seeing my pals. The little things like going for lu…

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Make your own Elmer mask

Week 6 

Make your own Elmer mask

Make a family of Patchwork Elephants with our printable Elmer mask.

We know you will have lots of fun printing, tracing, making and decorating. Simply choose to pai…

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April

Elmer's Hide and Seek Game

Hide and Seek is one of our all-time favourite games. 

Here’s a fun and colourful twist on the original game and a version to get the whole family involved, you can play the Elmer's Hide and Seek Gam…

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Finding support during lockdown

By Kidscape Parent blogger,  MG Vaciago

When I realised that the schools were going to be closing due to the coronavirus, my initial thoughts were, “I am not a teacher, what do I know about History, …

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How we can use Covid-19 Lockdown to better understand the impact of bullying

By Zoe Clews

 

It’s a sad truth that on average, one child in every classroom in the UK experiences bullying on a daily basis. That’s one child in every lesson in every school experiencing misery on…

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Elmer The Patchwork Elephant Biscuits!

 

This week it's time for your family to get creative in the kitchen. 

These adorable Elmer biscuits are super enjoyable and quick to make with the family. You can use this recipe to teach your ch…

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Elmer Greetings Card

 

Everyone loves to receive a greetings card, either through the post or delivered by hand. In this super connected world that we all live in it's worth reflecting that the greetings card is still co…

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Elmer and the Rainbow worksheet

This week you can share happiness and love by making your own rainbows out of handprints or small pieces of paper to brighten up your window, or you can colour in our Elmer and the Rainbow worksheet.

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How to Manage Parenting, Screen Time & Digital Wellbeing During COVID-19 by Georgie Powell

Coronavirus could trigger a screentime pandemic or a surge in awareness of digital wellbeing. The choice is in our hands. 

We are living in unique times. As the world literally shuts down, more pre…

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April

March

Kidscape and Elmer Family Fun Plan

Kidscape and Elmer understand that these are uncertain times for families and we wanted to let you know that we'll be with every step of the way! 

We recognise that with schools closing, parents are …

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Kidscape Charity Partnership with Newport County AFC

Kidscape are excited to announce their partnership with Newport County AFC, and we are delighted to add that Josh Sheehan will join us as an Ambassador for our charity. 

Our Kidscape CEO Lauren Seage…
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You're the best mum ever!

Written by Kidscape Parent Blogger, MG Vaciago
 
How many times have we heard this from our kids? How many times have we dismissed it? I know I have, especially when I’d heard it from one of my sons…
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Tom Bucher joins Kidscape as their NEW Programmes and Volunteering Manager

Tom Bucher, Programmes and Volunteering Manager. 
Since graduating with an English Language and Linguistics degree from University of Sussex, I've worked in a variety of different charities, coveri…
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Supporting your family through self isolation

Written by Kat Fuller, Kidscape Parent Support Adviser

The Kidscape team will do all we can to provide advice and support for children and families during these uncertain times. 

Kat our Parent Supp…

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The Dulverton Trust funds support for schools and families in Wales

The Dulverton Trust have provided funding for delivery of the Help with Bullying programme to children, families and schools throughout South Wales.  Over the next year, funding from The Dulverton Tru…

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February

Kidscape and Qustodio partner together

Kidscape and Qustodio have formed a partnership to support children and families with digital safety over the coming year.  We will work together to understand the needs of children moving up to secon…

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