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Parents and Carers

Patterns of family life vary and there is no one, perfect way to bring up children. Good parenting involves caring for children’s basic needs which includes:

  • Keeping them safe;
  • Showing them warmth and love;
  • Providing the stimulation needed for their development and to help them achieve their potential;
  • Provide a stable environment where they experience consistent guidance and boundaries.

As a parent, carer, neighbour or anyone in contact with children and families you may at times have concerns about the welfare of a child. These could be concerns about their development, appearance or behaviour which may indicate signs of abuse.

If you have concerns about a child you can and should seek advice from professionals.

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Concerns that a child of young person is at immediate risk?

If you believe that a child or young person is at immediate risk, this should be reported without delay to the police service as a 999 emergency.

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