For parents, guardians and carers
Patterns of family life vary and there is no one 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 any concerns that a child might be at risk of harm or being harmed contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 01432 260800 (01905 768020 out of hours). 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
The Children Society have developed a Parent’s Guide entitled How to support your child’s well-being which gives some simple tips on how they can encourage children to take part in the activities that could enhance their well-being.
Supporting Children to achieve
The things you do at home can help your child do so much better at school.
- Get your child to school on time
- Give them the confidence to do well
- Ask how school was
- Find time to read with your child
- Go to parents evening
- Help your child with their homework
- Practise numbers with your child.