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The safety and well-being of all children, young people and families is of paramount importance. Everyone has the right to be safe, regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability. This section aims to guide you to helpful information to help keep your family safe and well.

Safeguarding Children

The Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) for Hammersmith& Fuham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. The safeguarding of children is everyone's responsibility, and the LSCB website contains in depth information for:

  • Children and young people
  • Parents, carers and the public
  • professionals and volunteers

The LSCB site also lists training and resources available including e-Learning and Training for Schools

 

If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a child, please contact the access team on 020 7641 4000 or accesstochildrensservices@westminster.gov.uk - In an emergency call the police on 999.

Early Help

In Westminster Early Help is a collection of services which aim to provide effective support to families as soon as difficulties start, to prevent them from getting worse. These services cover a range of areas, from information and guidance, parenting support to health to education to specialist support for young people.

Fire Safety

Access the LFB website for more information about Fire safety at home

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) Schools Team provides fire safety education to children in primary schools within Greater London.

Contact them by telephone on 020 7960 3629 or email info@london-fire.gov.uk

 

Online safety

New technologies can mean new opportunities for children or young people to come to harm; on the internet or as victims of cyber-bullying. There are lots of websites that offer advice and information about staying stay online, for children, young people and adults:

The NSPCC website (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)

Get Safe Online

 

RoSPA - The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

RoSPA’s aim is to stop lives being cut short by accidents that don't have to happen. They provide information and guidance on child safety, road safety, home safety, play safety and more.

From the compulsory wearing of seatbelts and the campaign to stop drink driving, to the Cycling Proficiency Test and to the more recent ban on handheld mobile phones behind the wheel, RoSPA are instrumental in shaping our society, preventing millions of deaths and serious injuries along the way.

CAPT - Child Accident Prevention

Helpful information for all about prevention of child accidents in the home; whilst travelling or during childcare.

https://www.capt.org.uk/Pages/Category/safety-advice-injury-types 



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