Parents, Carers & the Public

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

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A free service, open 24 hours
Childline gives confidential comfort, advice and protection to children and young people who are worried about any problem.