Information for Parents and Carers
Breck's Last Game
Breck’s Last Game, a short film about a 14-year-old boy who was murdered by a man he met on a gaming site, has been made available online. For more information, please visit our CSE page.
Multi Agency Learning and Improvement Review
On 17th May 2018, the Leicester Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) publishes the summary of a multi-agency learning and improvement review into the death of 15 year-old Brandon, who sadly took his own life in August 2016. Jenny Myers, Independent Chair of the LSCB has released a statement regarding the review.
We have also released a briefing for practitioners.
There is a new webpage giving resources around mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Safer Sleep for Babies
Meeting and getting to know your baby is an extremely exciting and rewarding time. It’s also the beginning of a new relationship. Babies need a lot of sleep during the first few months of their lives so it’s important to ensure that they are sleeping as safely as possible.
The guide which is linked above, provides some very useful information and tips.
The Lullaby Trust provide further information on safer sleep for babies.
Children at Risk of Serious and Organised Crime
Download Leicestershire Police's warning signs that a child may display when they are beginning to become involved in Serious and Organised Crime.
Safeguarding In Sport
Any club offering a sport or activity to children or young people has a responsibility to safeguard them.
Child Sexual Exploitation
CSE is a form of child abuse and has to be dealt with as soon as it is spotted. It is key for anyone who has contact with children including family, parents and carers to understand the warning signs and respond immediately. The following information gives an understanding of what CSE is, how to spot the warning signs and who to notify.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Helpline
The NSPCC has set up a FGM helpline, which is free, anonymous and 24/7. If you're worried a child is at risk of, or has had, FGM, call the FGM helpline on: 0800 028 3550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Domestic Violence and abuse
Helpline 0808 80 200 28 and services offered by United Against Violence and Abuse (UAVA):
Leicestershire Police can also be contacted on 101 (999 in an emergency) for further information and help.
Child Protection Conferences
The Family Rights Group have produced a short film for parents and carers to help with understanding and preparing for Child Protection Conferences:
Keeping Children Safe
With the internet growing rapidly and technology becoming more accessible to children and young people, it is important to keep abreast with what they are using and the dangers of being online.
Further information for Safety and e-Safety is available here.
Watch Understanding a Child's Digital World by Prevent.
Further information for families, parents and carers can be found below:
NSPCC information on children staying home alone
NSPCC information on emotional abuse