Parental Safeguarding

On this page you will find information and resources which can offer support with regards to issues relating to the safety of both you and your child.

Useful links
Safe Travel
www.networkwestmidlands.com/ways-to-travel/travelling-safely/safer-travel-passenger-code-of-conduct/Information on how to behave and travel safely on public transport in the West Midlands.

Forced Marriage
www.gov.uk/stop-forced-marriage
Advice on what to do if you are trying to stop a forced marriage or you need help leaving a marriage you’ve been forced into. 

www.karmanirvana.org.uk
An excellent source of information about forced marriage.  The help line which is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm is 0800 5999 247.

Domestic Violence
www.womensaid.org.uk
Women’s Aid is a charity which supports women and their families whose lives have been affected by domestic violence.  24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline is available on 0808 2000 247.

Child Sexual Exploitation
www.faceup2it.org
Website for teenagers which provides information on the dangers of grooming and sexual exploitation.

Online Safety
www.thinkuknow.co.uk
This website provides useful guidance and support on issues such as e-safety, sexting, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, sexuality, relationships, online friendships, online grooming, posting self-images online, online gambling and youth mental health issues.

www.childnet.com
Provides advice for 11 to 18 year olds on a range of internet safety aspects including downloading, sexting, social networking and gaming.

Sex and Relationships
www.respectnotfear.co.uk
A website which gives information about healthy relationships.  It includes information on consent and keeping safe.

www.umbrellahealth.co.uk
Information on sexual health services in Birmingham.

www.youngstonewall.org.uk
Stonewall Youth’s mission is to let all lesbian, gay, trans, bi and those who are questioning know that they are not alone. 

www.lgbt.foundation/
LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

FGM
www.freedomcharity.org.uk 

www.petals.coventry.ac.uk
A web app for young people, both girls and boys, living in the UK who want to find out more about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and how it might affect them and others they may know.

Drugs
www.talktofrank.com
A website which contains information about drugs which is useful for students, parents and staff. 

www.aquarius.org.uk
A local service which helps people overcome the harms caused by alcohol, drugs and gambling.  Aquarius works closely with individuals and families.

Protecting from Extremism and Radicalisation
www.ltai.info
Let’s Talk About It is an initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. 

www.npcc.police.uk/CounterTerrorism/ACTforYouth.aspx

Safeguarding Apps
Barnardo’s Wud U?Wud U? is a free educational tool that aims to show young people the behaviours that could put them at risk of being sexually exploited through illustrated, interactive stories.