National Links

What to do if you are worried about a child – Government Guidance

Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) - A national charity that has been advising parents and carers of children aged 5-16.

Child Accident Prevention Trust - includes safety advice for parents and carers, CAPT is a charity committed to reducing the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents.

Childline - This website has information and support on a whole range of issues.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre - Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the exploitation of children.

Counselling Directory

Family Lives - Family Lives is a national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life.

Harvard Research on early child development

InformED - How to handle Bullying

National Safeguarding Guidance for Practitioners: What to do if You Are Worried a Child is Being Abused? UPDATED MARCH 2015

National Safeguarding Standards

Nice - Quick reference guide - When to suspect child maltreatment

NSPCC Helplines

NSPCC National Child Trafficking Advice and Information Line (CTAIL) - a specialist service providing information and advice to any professional working with children or young people who may have been trafficked into the UK

Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) - RCGP Safeguarding Children and Young People Toolkit.

Safe Network - Safe Network, a project of the NSPCC and Children England was set up to help keep children safe when taking part in activities outside the home.

Supporting - SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue.

Trauma and Abuse Support Centre - help for adults sexually abused in childhood

Womens Aid

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015

A Young Persons Guide to Working Together to Safeguard Children

Part A – London Child Protection Procedures (Nov 2015) – PDF version

Part B - London Child Protection Procedures (Nov 2015) - PDF version

London Child Protection Procedures

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Guidance for safer working practice for those working with children and young people in education settings - October 2015

Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006 – Statutory Guidance for local authorities, maintained school, independent schools, academies and free school – February 2015