Further Safeguarding Advice for Families
Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.
Knowing how to protect our children against the risk of harm, whilst allowing them the freedom to learn how to operate independently within society can seem overwhelming but there is a lot of help available to families.
We do encourage families to raise any concerns they have with the school. Collectively, our Designated Safeguarding Leads have a huge wealth of knowledge and experience and our main aim is to work with everyone involved in a child's life to help to keep them safe.
Other sources of advice and support include:
- The Merton Safeguarding Children Partnership website provides advice for parents and carers on how to help children stay safe with sections on a range of issues including staying safe online, child sexual exploitation and the effects of domestic violence on children. Please see link on the right of this page.
- The NSPCC website has a parent support page which includes parenting tips for all stages of your child's life, as well as advice on how to deal with difficult situations. These include separation and divorce and talking to children about racism as well as a parenting guide which recognises that all parents can come under pressure or stress from time to time and shares practical advice and tips for parenting techniques that work well for children of all ages – from babies to teenagers. Please see link on the right of this page.
- The NSPCC have also created a parent guide about simple conversations to help keep your child safe and a supporting poster for children. Talk PANTS to stay safe uses the underwear rule to help children keep themselves safe. Click on the links below.