Safeguarding

Information and Resources

Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub  If you are worried about a child or young person in Devon and want to speak to someone, or if you are a child or young person worried about your own safety please contact the MASH on 0345 155 1071 or email MASH here  and give as much information as you can.

Gov.uk Guidance Advice to parents and carers on keeping children safe from abuse and harm. Published 25 June 2020 Click here to go to the website

Early Help  is the extra support your family can get if you need it. It may be that you want to prevent a problem, or change things for your family before the problem becomes more serious. Click here for more information and see below to download the Early Help Leaflet

ACT Early - Radicalisation

Research shows that Family and friends are best placed to spot the signs that someone might be vulnerable to radicalisation. If you’re worried someone close to you is being radicalised, act early and reach out for help. The team give advice and guidance, and together with other organisations, can put the right support in place. Without it, your loved one could be drawn down a dangerous path, so they will work with you to help them escape it. The ‘ACT Early’ website is designed to increase awareness of the signs of radicalisation, where to go for help and support and to increase understanding and confidence in the referral process.

  • The campaign video can be found here: Act Early Video
  • The website can be found by clicking here 
  • There is a National Prevent advice line for friends/family/community members to call which is 0800 011 3764 

NSPCC  Support and tips to help you keep children safe. From advice on children’s mental health to staying safe online, support for parents and what to do if you’re worried about a child. Click here for more information 

Talk to Frank  Click here for honest information, advice and support about drugs

Childline Click here  to access a free, private and confidential service where young people can talk about anything from 7:30am-3:00am. Information, advice and resources.

YoungMinds UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health offering advice and support for young people and their parents. Click here for more information

Preventing Exploitation Website These pages focus on five types of exploitation which are major concerns in Devon. Exploitation can take many other forms and the information on these pages may also apply to other types of exploitation. Click here for more information, guidance and support.

Intercom Trust is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans+ charity working across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the wider South West, providing support, counselling, support groups and much more. Click here for more information

NHS Getting help for domestic violence and abuse  Domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone. Find out how to recognise the signs and where to get help.Click here for more information

Refuge For women and children. Against domestic violence The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247 or click here for more information

 

Keeping your child safe when using the internet.

Parents: Supporting Young People Online (Childnet)

Information leaflets available in a range of other languages by clicking here

Arabic, Bengali, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh

 

Better Internet for Kids

Better Internet for Kids has sites for all European countries. Click here for more information

 

Act Early - Radicalisation

Research shows that Family and friends are best placed to spot the signs that someone might be vulnerable to radicalisation. If you’re worried someone close to you is being radicalised, act early and reach out for help. The team give advice and guidance, and together with other organisations, can put the right support in place. Without it, your loved one could be drawn down a dangerous path, so they will work with you to help them escape it. The ‘Act Early’ website is designed to increase awareness of the signs of radicalisation, where to go for help and support and to increase understanding and confidence in the referral process.

  • The campaign video can be found here: Act Early Video
  • The website can be found by clicking here 
  • There is a National Prevent advice line for friends/family/community members to call which is 0800 011 3764 

Internet Matters Click here to find out more about keeping your child safe when using the internet. Support and practical tips

Childnet Click here for information and resources for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online 

Childnet Parent and Carer Toolkit Click here to download the full toolkit including a Family Agreement to start discussions and set boundaries.

Childnet help and support for deaf young people and their parents Be Safe and Smart Online. A set of resources that has been created in partnership with The National Deaf Children's Society. They are designed to help and support deaf young people and their parents, carers and teachers to help and remind them how to stay safe online. Click here for more information

  

 

 
 

Resources

A supportive tool kit to help parents understand & navigate challenging behaviours

November 2020

Early Help Leaflet

November 2020

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