Relevant documents and websites

Useful sources of information to help parents and carers keep their children safe include:

Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership – advice and guidance on safeguarding issues and how to register concerns about a child or young person that may need safeguarding.

NSPCC – The NSPCC is the UK’s leading children’s charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover.

Childline – Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call us on 0800 111, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 – This sets out the legal duties that must be followed to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in school.

Barnardo’s – UK charity caring for and supporting some of the most vulnerable children and young people through their range of services.

Kooth.com – this is a site offering free, safe and confidential online counselling and guidance to pupils who may need support with anxieties and worries that they have.

DFE Parental Guidance Keeping Children Safe during community activities, After-School clubs and tuition.pdf – This document provides information to help parents and cares choose a safe out of school setting for their children to attend.

Keep them safe – Parents Against Child Exploitation (Pace) UK (paceuk.info) – This is a national charity that supports parents and carers to safeguard their children and disrupt child exploitation.

Home-or-out-alone-guide.pdf – This is the NSPCC guide to help parents and carers to decide if their child is ready to stay home or go out alone.

Useful websites and documents:

NSPCC – Keeping children safe online – advice to help learn about staying safe online as a family.

A guide to the online safety bill – Department for Education (December 2022) explains the new set of laws aimed at making the internet a safer place for everyone.

Childline – advice to help keep young people safe and to know what to do when things go wrong

SWGfL – is a not for profit charity ensuring everyone can benefit from technology free from harm

Childnet – offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, and to find out where to get more help and support

Commonsensemedia provide independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents

Internet Matters provide age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls, and practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world

How Can I Help My Child? Marie Collins Foundation – Sexual Abuse Online

London Grid for Learning provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online

National Crime Agency/CEOP Thinkuknow provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

Parentzone provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online

#Ask the awkward – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre guidance to parents to talk to their children about online relationships

A grandparents guide to online safety – To help grandparents get to grips with life online

enable is created by online safety specialists and psychologists, with foster carers and young people