Useful Links

Safety Information for Parents

Important Telephone Numbers, Websites & Flyers

Emergency Services
In an emergency contact the police, fire or ambulance services by phoning 999.

Crimestoppers
 
When you contact us, your anonymity is guaranteed - whether you choose to contact us on 0800 555 111 or by using our simple anonymous online form.
https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information 

Central Bedfordshire Children's Services
https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/info/11/children_and_young_people

NSPCC
If you have any concerns at all about a child’s safety or wellbeing, call 0808 800 5000 or email help@NSPCC.org.uk
https://www.nspcc.org.uk 

National Bullying Helpline
Help and advice for parents dealing with school bullying
Helpline: 0300 323 0169
Telephone: 0845 225 5787
https://www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk/kids.html 

Tactic Centre
TACTIC (Teenage Advice Centre-Teenage Information Centre) is a specialist young people’s service for 12 to 19 year-olds in Leighton Buzzard, Linslade and surrounding villages. Young people can gain free advice and Information on a variety of topics, meet new people, receive 1:1 support, volunteer in their community and take part in fun holiday activities.
https://www.leightonlinslade-tc.gov.uk/tactic-centre/

CHUMS
This is a mental health and well being service offering support to children who have suffered bereavement. 
http://chums.uk.com/

YoungMinds 
A charity which champions young people's mental health 
https://youngminds.org.uk/

Lumi Nova
NHS funded service designed to support young people aged 7-12 who are experiencing worries or anxieties Lumi Nova is accessible for free by children across Bedfordshire.

Young Carers in Bedfordshire 
https://carersinbeds.org.uk/young-carers/being-a-young-carer

Reflect: Text 85258
Reflect is a free, confidential and 24/7 text support service for anyone in the UK who needs advice or help. It is delivered by trained volunteers and clinicians who are available around the clock to listen and support anyone who is feeling anxious, lonely, overwhelmed or not quite themselves.
 Frequently Asked Questions about Reflect

CEOP
Report online sexual abuse online
https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Think U Know
For advice on online safety 
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership 
https://bedsdv.org.uk/
24 Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline for Women: 0808 2000 247
Men's Advice Line: 0808 8010 327 or ManKind Initiative: 01823 334244
LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428
If you are concerned about someone's safety, phone the police on 999
If you cannot speak, use the Silent Solution. Dial 999 from a mobile and press 55 when prompted by the operator

CBBC - Staying Safe
Lots of information about how to stay safe in the digital world
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe 

Kids Time
Kids Time is a FREE twelve-month programme for young people (age 8 – 17) and their families, where a parent/carer has a mental illness.  

Online Safety Tools

Online safety is a very important part of today's society.  The digital world brings many advantages in communication for both children and adults, but it is very important for parents to understand how their children are using the internet and how they can be protected from its potential dangers.

What Parents need to know about Disney +
Advice for parents and carers about how to use Disney + safety

 TikTok
Information and guidance for parents

Guardian's Guide to TikTok
Guidance for parents and carers

WhatsApp
Information and guidance for parents

Safeguarding Hub for Parents
A hub provided by The Key website that allows parents to access interactive guidance on setting up parental controls on their child’s devices, as well as guidance on apps like TikTok, YouTube, Instagram and more.

Internet Matters
From age-specific online safety checklists to guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, you’ll find a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world on this website.

YouTube - Parental Controls
Find out how to use parental controls to make YouTube safer for your child.

The Parent’s Guide to Instagram
It is important that parents understand about posting, privacy and security on Instagram, and how you can control how much time your child spends on this social media app.

Web iconNSPCC Share Aware
Help keep your child safe on social networks 

Web iconUK Safer Internet Centre
This site provides e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe on the internet.