Safeguarding

Advice for Parents

Leaving your child on their own

Deciding if your child is ready to be left home alone can be a tricky decision. The age at which this is done depends on a number of factors including your child's level of maturity. Remember, babies and young children should never be left alone, even for a short time. 

The NSPCC has some useful advice for parents:

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/leaving-child-home-alone/

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/home-alone-guide-keeping-child-safe.pdf

 

Keeping your child safe away from home 

It's something every parent experiences. The day that their child starts asking if they can go out on their own or with friends. It's just a natural part of their growing independence and, like every part of growing up, it can be a challenging hurdle for a parent to overcome. Advice from the NSPCC can be found here:

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/staying-safe-away-from-home/

 

E-Safety

As a parent or carer it can be difficult to monitor what your child is up to online. Most parents and carers trust their children online, but it can be easy for a child to stumble across things that might upset or disturb them.

Parental controls will never make the internet 100% ‘safe’. They should not be used as a substitute for communicating safety messages to your child. Make sure that you talk to your child about their behaviour online.

The following site offers advice for parents of primary school aged children:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Primary/

 

Please go to Information/ Policies for our Safeguarding Policy.

 

 

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