Safety and e-Safety
'Make it Safe' Campaign: Letter regarding the dangers of blinds cords
Children under 5, particularly those aged 18-36 months, are at most risk from blind cord/chain strangulation, although this can affect older vulnerable children as well.
In the UK, since 1999, we are aware of a total of 30 deaths from blind cord strangulation, with 17 of these since 2010.
The letter from the UK Chief Medical Officers regarding blind cords.
Button Batteries Can Kill If Swallowed
Button batteries are the small round batteries that are found in some toys and everyday objects. If swallowed the battery could cause death within a few hours.
Download an informational poster on Button Batteries
Download safeguarding leaflets
Here's six simple ways to understand consent
View the LSCB Procedures relating to E-Safety
Resources and information for professionals are listed below:
Barnardo's Digital Dangers report summarises the impact of technology in the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people.
The NSPCC provides helpful tools e-safety
This micro site holds two e-safety animations for children aged 10-12 years old to watch, but also advises parents that one of the best ways to keep children safe is to talk openly and regularly about what they do and see online.
Nude Selfies, NCA-CEOP
A series of four films for parents and carers of young people of all ages, which are accompanied by a guidance pack and workshop plan for practitioners. These help people understand the reasons why young people create and share nude or nearly nude pictures of themselves. Film two gives advice on talking to young people. Film three is titled 'when you should be worried' and film four 'how to get help'.