Are you a Parent or Guardian?
Protecting children is your responsibility too...
The safety and welfare of children - or child protection - 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.
Child protection 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.
Most children enjoy generally happy childhood experiences within their own family. Unfortunately for some, this is not the case. During difficult family times, everyone who knows the child must do the best they can to protect them from future harm.
This section is about assisting parents or guardians in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
We hope you will find the information useful.
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Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board has compiled a short guide called ‘Lambeth Parent’ to give useful information on how to protect children and keep them safe from harm.
‘Lambeth Parent’ includes jargon-free advice for parents and guardians of young children about a variety of issues from the latest advice on safe sleeping for babies to the importance of vitamin D and entitlement to free early learning.
The guide was distributed during Parents' Week (22nd to 28th October 2012) through children’s centres, health visitors, midwives and the Families Information Service.
Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board is a multi-agency organisation which exists to help keep children safe in Lambeth.
For further information please contact Vivienne White, Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board, 0207 926 7068
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E Safety Guidance
The LSCB has published guidance for parents and young people about staying safe on line and with mobile telephone technology. Please download it here: E Safety Guidance