We want to equip our parent community with the knowledge to support their children in regards to safeguarding issues and to use this page to find links to services, news stories, and developments in the area of safeguarding young people.
The four main categories of abuse are: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. However, safeguarding can also relate to a wide number of areas and can be found comprehensively in our Safeguarding policy on page 15-16.
The specific safeguarding issues we most commonly deal with are listed below, alongside websites, charities, and organisations that support these areas.
Online and E-Safety
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP) – This website allows you to make a report to the government service CEOP if you are concerned about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online.
- CEOP Parent Info – This website has lots of information around safety settings, games, apps and technology.
- NSPCC Online Safety - Whether you are an online expert or you are not sure where to start, NSPCC tools and advice will help you keep your child safe.
- Net-Aware NSPCC – A page which has ways to support your child on Fortnite, Snapchat, Youtube and more.
Peer on Peer Abuse including Child on Child Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment
- Newspaper Article Explaining the rise in Peer on Peer abuse.
- Panorama – ‘When Kids Abuse Kids’ this is a BBC programme looking at the issue of Peer on Peer Abuse
- Relationship and Sex Articles for Parents from CEOP- This is a website which has lots of articles that support parents with conversations with their children about Sex and Relationships.
- CEOP – Articles around bullying for parents.
- Pinner High school’s bullying policy has further information and guidance on this.
- Anti-Bullying Alliance – This has lots of resources to support young people on both sides of bullying.
- CEOP – Health and Wellbeing – These articles are wide ranging from self-harm, depression, anxiety, healthy relationships and gender.
- Young Minds – A Guide to Child Adolescent Mental Health Services CAMHS.
- Mental Health First Aid - This is a great site for practical tips and ways to support young people’s mental health.
Child Criminal Exploitation, Drugs, Alcohol and Youth Violence
- Children’s Society - What is county lines? This is a great website dedicated to preventing county lines.
- This newspaper article explains more about county lines and gang exploitation of young people.
- Government’s advice on preventing county lines.
- Educated Against Hate – this has a frequently asked questions and resources to work with your child on preventing radicalisation.
- ParentZone – How parents can prevent extremism in their children and spot the signs.
- This NSPCC site offers advice if you are worried about a young person and their risk of being radicalised.