We have compiled a list of websites and resources that may be helpful.
Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) is the key statutory guidance that sets out what schools should be doing when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. KCSIE 2020 came into effect on 1 September 2020.
KCSIE is organised into 5 parts:
- Safeguarding information for all staff.
- The management of safeguarding
- Safer recruitment
- Allegations of abuse made against teachers and other staff
- Child-on-child sexual violence and sexual harassment
A link to download the document can be found above.
Experiencing bereavement is difficult at any time but it may be particularly traumatic during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a wealth of support available to you, and we have put together details of support services ranging from emotional support and peer support to practical advice and guidance.
Dorset Open Door
If you’re not sure what you might find helpful, Dorset Open Door can help. As a partnership of healthcare organisations and charities, they’ll explore your options with you and link you with the right service. You can call 01305 361 361 or email email@example.com Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command.
Since 2006, Thinkuknow has been keeping children and young people safe by providing education about sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.
Thinkuknow is unique. It is underpinned by the latest intelligence about child sex offending from CEOP Command.
Thinkuknow aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information – children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them.
Alongside the Thinkuknow website the programme provides educational resources, including films, cartoons and lesson plans, to help professionals raise young people’s awareness.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command) is a National Crime Agency Division.
It is tasked to work both nationally and internationally to bring online child sex offenders, including those involved in the production, distribution and viewing of child abuse material, to the UK courts.
CEOP combines police powers with expertise from the business sector, government, specialist charities and other interested organisations.
CEOP is also a partner in an international law enforcement alliance – the Virtual Global Taskforce. This was set up in 2004 and provides an international alliance of law enforcement agencies across Australia, the US and Canada as well as Interpol in bringing a global policing response to censoring the Internet.
ZipIT is an app from Childline that helps children get flirty chat back on track, which has been designed with them in mind and to help them to take control of their chats.
If someone’s trying to get them to send nudes, children can use the Zipit app to keep the situation under control.
Respond to unwanted chat with the power of GIFs taken straight from the app. We’ve made our own and chosen a selection of top ones from GIPHY.
Stopitnow.org are at the forefront of work to prevent child sexual abuse. As a child protection charity, they campaign and raise awareness across the UK to help adults to do their part to stop child sexual abuse by addressing personal, family and community concerns.
Wherever they work, they build community strength and help families to know the steps to keep their children safe from sexual abuse.
BCP Council Early Help services
Sometimes you may need help with wider family matters. BCP Council has a range of Early Help support services for families.
Contact the BCP Council Children’s Services First Response Hub if you:
- are worried a child or young person is at risk of, or is being hurt or abused
- know of a child or young person who may be vulnerable without additional help and support
- want to know more about the services available to support children, young people and their families
AnnaFreud is a national centre working to support children and families with mental health and wellbeing. They produce a helpful leaflet for parents and carers about talking to children about mental health issues.
You can download the leaflet here.