Parents, Carers & the Public

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NHS Advice

This advice has been developed by primary & secondary care clinicians from Barts Health NHS Trust & East London Health & Care Partnership.  For more advice on and childhood illnesses / injuries visit

Welcome to the parents, carers and the public section of the City and Hackney Safeguarding Children Partnership website.

Safeguarding is not only about protecting children from abuse and neglect. It is also about doing what is best for children to ensure that they are provided with opportunities to become successful adults.

Safeguarding children is everybody’s responsibility and children have a right to be safe in all environments, for example, at home, school, on the street and even on the internet. It is therefore the role of teachers, learning mentors, doctors, nurses, social workers, police officers, faith leaders, sports coaches to ensure that children are safe from harm.

Childline is a free service, open 24 hours.  It provides comfort, confidential advice and protection to children and young people who are worried about any problem.

The NSPCC provides a wealth of easy to access advice and support for children and parents.