Information for Parents and Carers
Everyone has a responsibility for protecting children and young people. If you are concerned about a child, you should report your concerns to your local authority. Please click on your local authority link below to be directed to the correct page.
Are you a Parent or Carer?
The safety and welfare of children - or safeguarding - is everyone's business. You could be a neighbour, friend, parent, relative, child minder, teacher or doctor - or working for any organisation which has contact with children and young people.
Safeguarding means protecting children from physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect. It also means helping children to grow up into confident, healthy and happy adults.
Agencies that deal with issues involving children are keen to offer parents and carers' advice and support throughout a child or young person's life.
If you have any ideas about what you would like to see included on this website for parents or carers then please contact us on BWSCP@westberks.gov.uk
Leaving Children Alone - Guide for Parents
The NSPCC have produced a helpful guide for parents and carers if you are considering leaving your child(ren) alone. This can be accessed via the following link:
NSPCC - Leaving Children Alone Guidance
"Is My Child Ready To Be Left Home Alone?" Booklet
Please click here to read the UKCCIS guidance about internet safety.
Call 999 in an emergency If you believe a child is in immediate danger