Advice for parents and carers

Online or on the phone, help your child keep safe

Computers, the internet, mobile phones, digital cameras, internet cafes, social networking sites, web blogs, internet shopping...

They are part of everyday life for many young people but do your children know how to keep safe while getting the benefits of modern technology?

Go to our Staying safe online page for more information.

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Southwark Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) is committed to tackle
the sexual exploitation of children and young people living in the borough
and those in care placed out of the borough.

Find out how you can help stop child sexual exploitation here.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Southwark Children’s Safeguarding Board has agreed a multi-agency intervention framework for identifying, assessing and responding to Female Genital Mutilation across the multi-agency partnership. This protocol focuses on female children and adolescents under the age of 18 who are at risk of or have undergone FGM.

Southwark Safeguarding Children’s Board has engaged with strategic partners to raise awareness of the risks of FGM, to educate communities who traditionally practice FGM about the law relating child abuse. The Board has worked diligently to ensure the FGM strategy has an equal balance in prevention as well as detection of FGM.

Find out more about Female Genital Mutilation here

Preventing Violent Extremism

Specified authorities in England and Wales have the duty under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

Download the Home Office Prevent duty guidance here.

Private Fostering

The London Borough of Southwark has a legal duty to ensure that any child or young person is safe, well looked after and does not come to any harm in a private fostering arrangement, by making sure that he/she and their carer are visited regularly and where necessary offered advice and support.

Find out more about private fostering and the law here.

Help Stop CSE

Southwark council has launched a campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation (CSE) amongst young people aged 14 to 16.

Staying safe online

Online or on the phone, help your child keep safe