Safeguarding children relates to the protection of children, who are in need of care and support, from abuse or neglect and the prevention of any risk of abuse, neglect or other kinds of harm. Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people is 'everybody’s business.’ This means being safe with those with whom they live and who support and care for them, as well as being safe in environments outside the home where they may live, travel, play, learn, work or undertake sport.
I am a child/young person
As a child or young person you may wish to find out how to keep yourself safe. The links below may help you to think about some of the difficulties and dangers you may face on your own or with friends
I am a parent or carer
As a parent or carer you may be looking after a child or young person and need to find out how to keep them safe. The links will look at some themes which may provide you with information on a number of different topics to help you support and protect that child or young person