Staying Safe

Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board have produced a guide for parents and carers "Keeping your child safe" which covers a wide range of topics.

Online Safety

Children and young people spend a lot of time online – it can be a great way for them to learn, explore, socialise and have fun.  However, there is also the risk that children see inappropriate content, or are drawn into cyberbullying or internet grooming.

Whether you are a confident internet user or unfamiliar with modern technology, including social media, it is important that you talk to your child about staying safe online.

Further sources of advice:

NSPCC       Smartie the Penguin       Thinkyouknow age 5-7       CBBC staying safe online


If you or your child is worried or upset about something that has happened on the internet then help is available. 

Start by reporting it to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).

Remember if you are in immediate danger you should call 999.


Safety at home and in the garden

The Child Accident Prevention Trust
The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) is dedicated to reducing the number of children and young people killed, disabled and seriously injured as a result of accidents.


The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) aim to save lives and reduce injuries by providing health and safety training and promoting safety in all areas of life.

Preventing Abuse

The NSPCC have the Underwear Rule to help protect children from abuse. It's a simple way that parents can help keep children safe from sexual abuse – without using scary words or even mentioning sex.

Parent Guide               Children's version             link to NSPCC website for more information