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Safeguarding Advice

This page is designed to provide advice and support for parents and families on issues to do with safeguarding. It includes links to other websites as well as links to informative posters. 

E-safety
Here are some useful websites where you can find out more about e-safety and how to keep children safe online at home.
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/parents/

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers

Bedfordshire Police
On occasion, Bedfordshire police will provide advice and information for parents and schools on various safeguarding issues. Here is some of their advice on staying safe in a digital world:  
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CuiQNAw7xa59QES-uepDxPna3TdPab9i2yemjRFe0uU/pub
NSPCC
The NSPCC website has a useful section known as 'The Underwear Rule.' It provides guidelines for a simple way to talk to children about sexual abuse. 
http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/

ChildLine
This is a useful website for both parents and children. It has helpful information and advice for coping with sensitive issues. To find out more please click on the picture link below.
https://www.childline.org.uk/pages/home.aspx

Chums
Chums is part of the child bereavement service. It was created to meet the needs of children and their families following the death of someone close to them. They provide individual and group support depending on the needs of the children. 
http://www.chums.uk.com/

FGM
This is a link to a recent informative poster.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yEHKkUtFoA2EvhSwJ-ID94_SYXMdCz14G26kYL-f-PE/pub