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Parents & Carers

The safety and welfare of children – or safeguarding – is everyone’s business. You could be a neighbour, friend, parent, relative, childminder, teacher or doctor, or working for any organisation which has contact with children and young people.

Safeguarding means protecting children from physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect. It also means helping children to grow up into confident, healthy and happy adults.

Agencies that deal with issues involving children are keen to offer parents and carers’ advice and support throughout a child or young person’s life.

We can also offer our support by giving you access to important resources that will be useful to you


Acting quickly can make all the difference.

If you think a child might be suffering neglect or abuse, it can be difficult to know what to do. But your action is vital in making sure that child gets the help they need.

If you are concerned about a child in East Sussex call the SPOA (Single Point Of Advice) on 01323 464222

If you think the child is in immediate danger, you should call the police.