Welcome to Dyspraxia Foundation Youth Facebook group. In order for the Group to run smoothly we have a few ground rules that we need to be adhered to. Please read through thoroughly to ensure you are familiar with what this group is for and the rules.

We aim for this Group to be a safe place to post, share and chat about your experiences and we will do our best to ensure conversations are appropriate. We are unable to monitor the Group 24/7 but please be assured that it is overseen regularly by Administrators of the Group and members of the Youth Focus Group and posts can be deleted or edited if they are felt inappropriate. This is a ‘support’ group to help young people with dyspraxia come to terms with their differences and develop coping mechanisms for managing day to day. Any discussions that are not supportive may be discussed by the admins of the group and the post could be removed and the person responsible contacted to explain the reasoning.

If you feel that a post is inappropriate or offending please do contact us at [email protected] 

This Group is not a crisis support service.   We try to offer supportive information and can signpost on to other organisations that specialise in the topics that may be raised as appropriate.

If you require Crisis Support please see numbers of organisations below who are available 24/7 to help you.

ChildLine : Tel:08001111
Samaritans: Tel:116123 email: [email protected]
MIND: Tel:03001233393   Text: 86463 email: [email protected]

Please be aware of the Dyspraxia Foundation helpline that is open Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm or you can email if preferred. Details can be found at https://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/helpline/ or call 01462 454986

Ground Rules

  • Members need to be respectful toward one another at all times, i.e. respectful towards another members comments/thoughts/beliefs etc. If a post is felt to be disrespectful or aggressive in nature the post may be removed and person responsible contacted and dependant on the severity either given a written warning or removed. After two written warnings over the same type of concern you may be removed from the group.
  • No swearing or inappropriate language.
  • Please be conscious of ‘triggering posts’ and if in doubt contact any of the admins of the group first prior to posting.
  • Keep conversations visible and if you wish to engage in personal conversation with another member please ‘friend’ outside of group but STAY SAFE. (Please see youth website for our online safety section) The Dyspraxia Foundation cannot intervene in any ’chats’ outside of the group as we are unable to monitor them.
  • We recognise that often mental health issues will arise in conversations but in the case of posts about enduring mental health issues unrelated to dyspraxia the admins will signpost people posting these posts to relevant support services.
  • Abuse towards admins will not be tolerated.
  • Admins of the group will have the final say. In order to protect everyone we need to be able to monitor the group to ensure its smooth running and protection of its members.
  • No spamming, (meaning no selling of products)
  • If a member wishes to use the Group to support their further or higher education project it will first need approval from the Youth Information Officer.

Thank you all so much for taking time to read this and let’s continue to make this Group as successful as it is currently.

Claire Cripps, Youth Information Officer

 

Agreement
 – I have carefully read the above statements and agree to adhere to the community guidance for the closed Dyspraxia Foundation Youth Group on Facebook.