As parents/carers, you want to make sure that your children develop healthily and thrive.
As well as physical safety a big part of keeping children safe is making sure to look after their emotional and mental well-being. Helping them develop healthy emotional bonds from infancy can have a lifelong effect, and a strong relationship can make it easier when you want to discuss issues such as expressions of sexual behaviour or self-harm.
As your child grows older, you'll also worry about how to keep them safe when you're not always around. When is a child old enough to be home alone? And how can they keep safe when they're out on their own? You'll also want to teach them about online safety and the dangers of sexting.
Of course, some people find it difficult to talk about some subjects. So if you don't know how to talk to your child about difficult issues, these pages on the NSPCC website will provide helpful advice and support.
Information sourced from www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/
If you are concerned about a young person please phone the school or email the main office Office.NH@sabden.org.uk and it will be forwarded to the DSL or DDSL.
The NSPCC has recently launched the Share Aware campaign.
The new campaign will help parents talk to their children about staying safe on social networks. Keeping children safe online is a great concern for parents. The campaign aims to provide straightforward, advice for parents of 8 to 12-year-old children, but it may be useful to parents of older children too.
The website provides information aimed at parents themselves along with material that is suitable for children.
If you are concerned about something, or someone on line you can report it using the Ceop button.
Below you will find some useful links about a variety of safeguarding issues, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you feel that you need further advice relating to safeguarding.
Support for Parents
- Tripple P
- Care for the family
- Family Lives
- Home start
- Is my child ready to be left alone? (NSPCC)
Substance abuse, Drugs and Alcohol
- Turning Point (national)
- Al-Anon and Alateen- Brighton for teenagers experiencing family alcoholism (local)
- Family Lives (national)
- Digital Safety Letter
- Internet Safety Leaflet
- What to know about Omegle
Safe Sex and Relationships
Criminal Exploitation and Countylines
- Against exploitation - gangs
- Criminal Exploitation and Countylines
- Are you worried about your child being criminally exploited?