Keep Kids Safe this Summer
School holidays should be fun, and for most children and families they are, but for others it can be a difficult or dangerous time. That's why this summer we're going to be giving loads of advice, tips and support on how to keep children safe.
Throughout the summer we'll be providing parents, carers and anyone who is responsible for looking after children with information to help them keep children safe. We've worked closely with parents to create practical advice and also information about what to do if you need further support.
Information for parents will be available on our website and through Facebook and Twitter which will feature useful advice, polls and Q&As. We've also teamed up with Netmums and Family Lives who will be supporting this activity and supplying their own advice about other, related issues like finding good childcare, summer activities and everyday parenting advice.
Most importantly we want parents to know that the NSPCC is here 24/7 through our helpline services to offer additional advice, information, and support.
Sadly, over the last summer holiday period we received a third more contacts than usual from people who were worried about children not being properly cared for or being left alone. These were serious enough that we needed to alert social services or the police.
Don't wait until you're certain
If you're worried about a child, please don't wait until you're certain that you're right - contact the NSPCC. Our trained helpline counsellors are ready to offer help, advice and support 24/7. It's free, and you don't have to say who you are. Call 0808 800 5000, text 88858, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.nspcc.org.uk/helpline.
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Are you a child?
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