There is lots of good help and advice for parents and carers regarding sexual health and relationships on the internet.
- A Parents Guide to Sex Education in Schools
- The Family Planning Association (FPA) have a variety of advice sheets for parents, covering different age groups and topics – see here.
- Internet Matters is a national website for parents with one purpose: to keep children and young people safe in the digital world. This website has information and practical advice on a range of issues, including sexting, and online pornography.
- The Sex Education Forum and the National Childrens Bureau (NCB) have produced an important report called “Heads or Tails? What young people are telling us about Sexual and Relationships Education”. Read this here.
- Healthy, Happy, Safe? An investigation into how PSHE and SRE are inspected in English schools, 2017
This report demonstrates the inadequacy of Ofsted’s scrutiny of sex and relationships education in schools, and the need to train and direct its staff to identify both good and poor practice. It also demonstrates that school inspection cannot be the sole mechanism by which we can ensure that all young people get the sex and relationships education they need to stay and be healthy. Only by making RSE a statutory subject in all schools can the government begin to meet this need.
- Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (BSCP)
- The Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board (BSCP) is a statutory body established under the Children Act 2004. It consists of senior representatives from the key agencies and bodies which have regular contact with children and young people or responsibility for services to them in Buckinghamshire. The BSCP’s website has a wealth of information for parents/guardians on keeping children safe and support services in Bucks. Check out their website here
- CEOP’s Thinkuknow
The Child Exploitation & Online Protection (CEOP) Command is a command of the National Crime Agency working to cut serious and organised crime relating to online and offline child exploitation. Thinkuknow is a series of resources from CEOP’s in house education programme aimed at Children, Young People, Parents, Carers & Professionals
- R U Safe?
Buckinghamshire has a county-wide service for young people, Barnardo’s ‘R-U-Safe?’ which is also able to offer consultation and support if you have queries that may relate to a young person being exploited www.barnardos.org.uk/rusafebucks.
RUSafe also work in schools using a programme called Real Love Rocks
- First ResponseBuckinghamshire County Council 0845 460 0001 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Parenting E-Course – Parents Against CSE (PACE) have teamed up with the Safeguarding Children e-Academy to product a short (20-30 mins) online course, looking at understanding and identifying signs of CSE. To access this free resource for parents and carers, please click here.
- If you are concerned about a child or young person, you should: call 999 if you think the child or young person is in immediate danger. call the local police on 101 if you think a crime has been committed against the child or young person , contact your local council if you think a child or young person is at risk or is being abused or neglected
- Further Information and Sources of Information
For further safeguarding information, click here
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