Information For Parents and Carers
If you are concerned that a child or young
person is being abused or neglected you can telephone
Children's Services on 0845 607 2000. They will be able to give you
advice and explain what needs to happen.
Children's Social Care may decide that an
assessment is needed. This will involve them talking to you and
your child(ren) as well as contacting agencies who know your
family. If this assessment indicates that your child is at
risk of significant harm and in need of protection, then a child
protection conference will be arranged. To find out more
about Child Protection meetings please refer to the Initial Child
Protection Conference Leaflet
Stop it Now!
The goal of Stop It Now! is to protect
children and to prevent child sexual abuse. The campaign seeks to
achieve this by:-
- Raising awareness - so that people understand the nature and
scale of child sexual abuse; the behaviour of abusers and child
victims and the warning signs of a developing potential
- Changing attitudes - so that people think differently about
child sexual abuse, are more willing to talk about it and to listen
to concerns from other adults or children; indeed, so that people
see prevention of abuse as a real possibility and their
- Changing behaviour - so that people take appropriate action to
prevent abuse, and seek help if they are worried about themselves
- Developing a public health approach - the scale of child sexual
abuse requires a large-scale, systematic approach to prevention.
The campaigns used to tackle smoking, drink-driving and domestic
violence provide evidence that such campaigns are challenging but
Stop it Now! Freephone
Helpline 0808 1000 900
There are many organisations that may be able
to offer support and advice in parenting. In the right hand column
you can find links to organisations that you might find useful.
- Action for
Children - supports and speaks out for the UK's most
vulnerable and neglected children and young people
- Chatdanger.com - a site all
about the potential dangers on interactive services online like
chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection
Centre - is dedicated to eradicating the sexual
abuse of children.
- Early Years and
Childcare - Whatever your interest in early education or
childcare, the Early Years and Childcare Service (EYCS) will offer
free, impartial advice and support.
- More links - see the links page for
more useful links.
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This page was last reviewed 6 November 2013 at 12:03.
The page is next due for review 5 May 2015.