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Working together to help keep children and young people safe.

There is a wide range of resources and information available to help parents, carers and other members of the community to ensure that they are able to meet their safeguarding responsibilities.

The following links and contacts relate to what the NSPCC can offer.

NSPCC Helpline

Parents,carers and members of the public can contact the NSPCC whenever they are worried about a child by calling:

0808 800 5000

emailing:

help@nspcc.org.uk

texting:

8858

or online at:

www.nspcc.org.uk/helpline

The helplin is free, available 24/7 and calls can be made anonymously. This service can also be used for general advice and guidance.

Online Safety Helpline

The NSPCC/O2 Online safety helpline provides a range of advice about devices, privacy, networks and gaming.

0808 800 5002

Need-to-Know Guides

Further information on a range of issues can be accessed through a series of guides. These include leaving children home alone, holding babies safely, and spotting signs of abuse and neglect.

www.nspcc.org.uk/leaflets

PANTS - The Underwear Rule

This teaches children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they are upset or worried. Using age appropriate language, PANTS allows parents to have difficult conversations with their children about how to protect themselves.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/

ShareAware

The internet is a great place for children to be and ShareAware makes it safer. ShareAware provides straightforward, no-nonsense advice to help untangle the web and empowers parents and carers to have conversations with their children about staying safe on line and through social media.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/

NetAware

NetAware is an onine tool that informs parents about social networks, apps and games that children might be using. It deals with inappropriate content, privacy settings, and why children are using the sites. It is regularly updated with new apps, and parents can sign up to NetAware newsletters to keep up with new trends.

www.net-aware.org.uk