What is Safeguarding?
What to do if I'm worried
Top tips to support children and young people
Be there to listen
Regularly ask how they're doing so they get used to talking about their feelings and know there's always someone to listen if they want it. Find out how to create a space where they will open up.
Support them through difficulties
Pay attention to their emotions and behaviour, and try to help them work through difficulties. It's not always easy when faced with challenging behaviour, but try to help them understand what they're feeling and why.
Stay involved in their life
Show interest in their life and the things important to them. It not only helps them value who they are but also makes it easier for you to spot problems and support them.
Encourage their interests
Being active or creative, learning new things and being a part of a team help connect us with others and are important ways we can all help our mental health. Support and encourage them to explore their interests, whatever they are.
Take what they say seriously
Listening to and valuing what they say, without judging their feelings, in turn makes them feel valued. Consider how to help them process and work through their emotions in a more constructive way.
Build positive routines
We know it still may not be easy, but try to reintroduce structure around regular routines, healthy eating and exercise. A good night's sleep is also really important – try to get them back into routines that fit with school or college.
Please use the links below for information and advice about domestic violence.
Female Genital Mutilation
For help and information about FGM please click on the links below.
Use the links below for information and help about child exploitation.
Please see the link below for advice to parents and carers on gangs.
Bullying and cyberbullying
Advice for parents and carers to help keep children safe from bullying, wherever it happens.
We would like to work with parents to ensure pupils use the internet safely. This video can be viewed with your child and is designed to help young children aged 4 - 7 to learn about keeping safe on-line.
Please use this link here and the Staying Safe Online document below for further information from the Nottingham Safeguarding Children Board website for an E-Safety leaflet and strategy.
The internet is fantastic for playing games, learning and watching videos but you need to use it wisely and with adult approval.
Here are some great sites where you can play games to help you learn more about staying safe online.
There is information in Urdu,Hindi and Punjabi below
If you are worried about anything upsetting that you have seen online, then please talk to an adult at home or at school.
You can also call Childline on 0800 1111 or talk online through their website.