Parents & Carers
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.
This part of the website is especially relevant if you are a parent responsible for a child, a carer who works closely with children or are just an active member of the community
If you are concerned about your child / young person's emotional well being, please contact the Sutton Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Single Point of Access (SPA) on 020 3513 3800 (option 1) and ask to speak to the duty clinician, who will be available 9am-5pm to discuss any concerns.
Keeping Children Safe online
Here are links to help parents keep children safe online:
This leaflet advises how to stay on top of exams and revision, and where to get support.
Sutton CAMHS nurse for self-harm
This flyer provides information on the provision of a Sutton CAMHS self-harm nurse.
Coping with Self-harm - A guide for parents and carers
This guide was developed from talking to parents and carers of young people and is aimed at helping parents, carers, other family members and friends cope when a young person is self-harming. It includes information on the nature and causes of self-harm, how to support a young person when facing this problem and what help is available. YoungMinds Parent Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri 9.30am-4pm)
Advice to Parents and Carers on Gangs
This leaflet sets out some information to help parents identify and respond if their children are affected by gangs.
Advice to Parents and Carers on Bullying
It is important that children and young people, parents and communities work together with schools and other agencies to ensure that together we can stop bullying and create a safe environment in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.
Advice to Parents and Carers on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Female Genital Mutilation, also known as female circumcision or female genital cutting, is defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female. The London Safeguarding Children Board has developed the London FGM Procedure and the London FGM Resource pack which provides guidance to professionals, volunteers and individuals.
Advice to Parents and Carers on keeping children safe online
As a parent you'll probably know how important the internet is to children and young people. It is a place of amazing opportunities. The technology children use in their daily lives can seem daunting. You might worry about the risks they can face online, such as bullying, contact from strangers, as well as the possibility of access to inappropriate or illegal content. To help them stay safe, it's important that you understand how your child uses the internet.