Slough Safeguarding Children

Useful links

Action for Children – a national charity that provides services for children, young people and families, as well as carrying out research on child abuse and neglect.

Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) – a national charity that has been advising parents and carers of children aged 5-16.

AFRUCA – Africans Unite against Child Abuse.

Barnardos– every child has the right to grow up in a safe, secure and loving home. Vulnerable children need your help.

Barnardos Spot The Signs – advice for parents, professionals and young people on the signs of sexual exploitation and how to keep safe.

CEOP– is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children by tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.

Child Bereavement UK – support children and families when facing bereavement and offer training to professionals.

ChildLine – free confidential helpline for children and young people in the UK. You can call them on 0800 1111 to talk about any problem. They have counsellors who are always there to help you sort it out.

Department for Education (DfE) – UK government department with responsibility for infant, primary and secondary education.

Disclosure and Barring Service – The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). CRB checks are now called DBS checks.

Family Lives– Family Lives is a national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life.

The Hideout – Women’s Aid have created this space to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action.

i-HOP: Supporting Children and Families of Offenders  – a national one-stop information and advice service for all professionals working with children and families of offenders.

Information sharing advice for safeguarding practitioners and 7 Golden Rules of Information Sharing.

NSPCC– runs a wide range of services across the UK for both children and adults. Help for children and young people via ChildLine 0800 1111 and help for adults concerned. about a child 0808 800 5000.

PACE – Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation  – helps parents to recognise the signs and act.

UK Safer Internet Centre - For information on how to make reports regarding website content, and also whether particular content breaches relevant terms and conditions. The helpline provides information to professionals working with children and young people to keep them safe online.

Scope –  support disabled people and their families to have the same opportunities as everyone else.

SupportLine  –  a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue.

Women's Aid –  the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children.

Working Together to Safeguard Children - A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children 2015.

Useful Links

Call First Contact on 01753 690450 if you are concerned about a child.

Everyone has a duty to keep children safe. If you have concerns about a child's welfare or suspect that a child is being neglected or abused, report it.