Parents and Carers
Patterns of family life vary and there is no one, perfect way to bring up children. Good parenting involves caring for children’s basic needs which includes:
- Keeping them safe;
- Showing them warmth and love;
- Providing the stimulation needed for their development and to help them achieve their potential;
- Provide a stable environment where they experience consistent guidance and boundaries.
As a parent, carer, neighbour or anyone in contact with children and families you may at times have concerns about the welfare of a child. These could be concerns about their development, appearance or behaviour which may indicate signs of abuse.
If you have concerns about a child you can and should seek advice from professionals.
Concerns that a child of young person is at immediate risk?
If you believe that a child or young person is at immediate risk, this should be reported without delay to the police service as a 999 emergency.