Concerned about a Child? and Useful Links

If you feel that a child is at risk of harm please contact the police via 999

If you have a concern related to the safety of a child within school please report this immediately to our safeguarding team via FPHSsafeguarding@falingepark.com or on 01706 631 246

Below is a series of links to organisations associated with protecting children online…

UK Safer Internet Centre 
Advice on what to do if a child comes to you for help and how to report online concerns such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content or illegal behaviour.

Report Harmful Content
Provided by UKSIC. Gives advice on how to report online problems, offers help in removing harmful content from platforms and supports with complaints that need to be escalated.

Internet Watch Foundation
The UK’s reporting hotline for illegal content found on the internet. The IWF specifically deals with child sexual abuse and criminally obscene images hosted in the UK and Internationally.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection
The Police agency tackling child sexual abuse and online grooming. Parents and Young people can make reports of grooming or child sexual abuse online.

CEOP’s Think You Know website contains information for children and parents, as well as a link for children to report sexual abuse or grooming. They have also released guidance for parents that can be found in the links below…

Advice, support and guidance for KS3 students or parents
Advice, support and guidance for KS4 students or parents 

Action Fraud
The UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime. Make a report of fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cybercrime.

NSPCC Helpline
The NSPCC has partnered with O2 to provide an online safety helpline for parents and careers to answer questions and address concerns about a child’s online safety. The NSPCC also provides the Childline helpline. Children can talk to someone for advice or support at anytime by calling 0800 1111 or chatting to counsellor @ childline.org

Young Minds
The UK charity committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They offer a free confidential helpline for parents on 0808 802 5544. Information for young people and parents/carers can be found on their website.

Online Training

If you would like to develop your understanding further you may consider signing up for an online e-Safety training course via the NSPCC. This has been designed in conjunction with CEOP and will provide you with a nationally recognised certificate in the area of e-Safety. To find out more please click on the following link https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/training/online-safety