Keeping children safe during the lockdown

20th April 2020
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has been in touch to help us support you in keeping children safe during the lockdown.  Here is their message:
We're continuing to send tips, information and support to help you keep young people shielded from harm. Please share them with friends, family, colleagues and on social media to make sure everyone knows how to play their part in protecting children.
The confidential helpline is still open for anyone with concerns about child sexual abuse and its prevention, and we've launched some new short films on social media to raise awareness of the support available.
Call 0808 1000 900 (9am-9pm Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm Friday).
The government has published its Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to
keep children safe online
 guidance, which includes useful resources to help keep children safe from different risks and where to go to receive support and advice.
CEOP has activity packs and advice on how to keep children of all ages safe online, including when gaming, while at home. If you’re looking for simple, 15-minute online safety activities to share with families, you can get your latest packs here, with new ones every fortnight.
The Parents Protect! website has plenty of information and resources on how to keep children safe from sexual abuse. We've put together a list of useful resources that can help you bring up issues such as how to be safe online and consent.
There are videos and guides available from the NSPCC website designed for parents and carers to use with young children to help keep them safe including the Pantosaurus video and The Underwear Rule that teach children that their body belongs to them and they have a right to say no.