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Parents, Carers & Families

Child Sexual Exploitation

Sexual exploitation affects thousands of children and young people across the UK every year. As a parent or carer, you could have an important role to play in protecting children from this horrific...

Children who don't live with their parents or close family

If a child under the age of 16 (or under the age of 18 if disabled) is living in a private arrangement with someone who is not their parent, step-parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle or adult sibling, f...

COVID-19 - Child Protection Conferences, Information for Parents

Owing to the coronavirus pandemic and the need to comply with government guidance and,more importantly for your and your children’s health and wellbeing, we have taken the tough decision to h...

COVID-19 - Managing Feelings of Uncertainty & Mental Health

Leaflet for Young People on COVID-19 Parents Guide to COVID-19 Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (...

COVID-19 - Online Safety Advice

While schools are closed it is important that parents are aware of the current advice and guidelines around online safety. Online safety agreements work very well if children or young peo...

COVID-19 - Warning against face masks for babies

Parents in Northamptonshire are being warned over dangerous new cute baby face coverings that have begun to appear online promoted as being for babies. Although the UK Government have made it a ...

Helping children and young people stay safe on and offline

On Monday 4th July the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command launched 2 important programmes that are designed to help professionals keep pace with and protect children from the changing lands...

Online Safety

Online Safety News You can view the latest version of the Online Safety newsletter here. How Safe Are Your Children Online? There has been a lot of great work across Northamptonshire s...

Parent's Guide to the MASH

Whenever anyone is worried about a child, for example a teacher or health visitor, they will make a referral to the team at the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

Prevent Myth Busters

Below you will find 5 Prevent Myth Busting clips. These aim to bring better understanding around prevent by clarifying what it is not. Ideology Policing Views In this clip we explained t...

Preventing accidents at home

Keeping babies, toddlers and young children safe from unseen dangers at home is a challenge for all parents and carers. The following advice about keeping children safe at home is provided by NHS C...

Safe sleeping for your baby - Share a room, not a bed

Northamptonshire SCB has re-launched its Safe Sleep campaign to ensure all new parents are aware of how to ensure your baby sleeps safely at all times. Click on the images below to download the lea...

Sexting - Guidance for Parents and Carers

Northamptonshire Police are investigating on a daily basis cases involving the sharing of explicit material on social media involving children. The key message is to remind everyone that one click ...

Useful guides for parents, carers and families

We have compiled a list of useful guides and links to other websites covering many common issues and concerns.

Young Carers Needs Assessment

Regulations came into force on 1 April 2015 which set out the responsibilities of Local Authorities for carrying out needs assessments of Young Carers: ‘Young Carers (Needs Assessments) Regulations...

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