Parents & Carers
Information for Parents and Carers
Welcome to our page for Parents & Carers. Safeguarding, means keeping children and young people safe from any form of abuse or neglect. Every child and young person has the right to be safe and we all have a duty to safeguard children.
This page aims to provide useful information and resources for parents and carers about keeping children safe and dealing with the difficult problems which you might encounter.
If you have concerns about a child and need advice please contact the Family Front Door on 01905 822666.
The Family Front Door, Initial Contact and Referral Team is the central point for all referrals for children and young people aged 0 to 18 years and living in Worcestershire where there is safeguarding or child protection concerns for them. This team receives referrals from professionals, members of the community, family members, children and young people directly. If you have a child protection concern outside of normal office hours please contact the out of hours emergency duty team (EDT) telephone 01905 768020.
The Local Authority also provide information for members of the public about local services and support. This information can be located on Worcestershire County Council web site on the Advice, Care, Health & Support pages.
Useful Documents & Resources For Parents & Carers
- A parent’s and carer’s guide to violence and abuse in teenage relationships
- Sexting: Advice for parents about talking to your child about creating, sending or receiving explicit images (External Website)
- Serious Case Reviews – Information for Families
- NEW The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) has released a series of short animations providing advice to parents and carers about dealing with the challenging issue of sexting and selfies.