Child Safety

Mini First Aid Newport

As a parent,carer or grandparent for babies and young children, do you know what to do if a baby or child chokes, is unconscious or suffers a break or a burn? 

A Mini First Aid class will help to teach you the life saving skills that you need to know. Small, relaxed friendly classes to help improve your knowledge and confidence. 

A 2 hour class we will cover CPR, Choking, Bumps, Bleeding, Breaks, Burns, Febrile Seizures & Meningitis Awareness. 

Pre crawling babies are welcome to class. 

Stop it Now! (Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programme)

Stop it Now! Wales works across the country to ensure that parents, carers and professionals are as best placed as they can be to protect children from sexual abuse.
Stop it Now! believe that child sexual abuse is preventable and that all adults have a role to play in protecting children from sexual harm. This can be best achieved when adults are alert to the signs of child sexual abuse, including the behaviour that someone who might pose a risk to children can display, and knowing where they can seek help and advice.

South East Wales Safeguarding Children's Board (SEWSCB)

The Children Act 2004 required each Local Authority to establish a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). 
From April 1st 2013, the five former LSCBs in the region merged to create one South East Wales Safeguarding Children Board (SEWSCB).  SEWSCB covers the Local Authority areas of Monmouthshire, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Newport and Caerphilly.
The purpose of the Board is to co-ordinate multi agency safeguarding children work and to ensure the effectiveness of that work in improving outcomes for children and young people.

Share Aware - Keeping Children Safe Online

We know some parents feel confused by the internet – out of their depth, and out of control. Share Aware – the NSPCC campaign for parents of children aged 8-12 – will help to reassure you, and give you everything you need to keep your children safe.

The NSPCC have got straightforward, no-nonsense advice that will untangle the web, and show you how you can be just as great a parent online, as you are the rest of the time. The internet is a great place for children to be. Being Share Aware makes it safer.

Sexting Advice for Parents

Advice for parents about talking to your child about creating, sending or receiving explicit images: 
'Sexting' is an increasingly common activity among children and young people where they share inappropriate or explicit images online or through mobile phones.  It can also refer to written messages.

As a parent, it is important to understand the risks so that you can talk to your child about how to stay safe and what to do if they ever feel scared or uncomfortable.

Safe Internet Use

Here are some Internet Safety Tips for Your Children:
Treat people that you do not know on the Internet, as you would strangers that you may come across in real life. 

Out Alone

Getting the balance right between allowing children their independence and ensuring their safety when away from home can be difficult.
The NSPCC's guide 'Out alone' provides advice and practical tips to parents on how to prepare children for being out on their own, whether it's when walking to and from school, attending sports or holiday clubs, or getting involved in other community activities.

NSPCC's Underwear Rule - Talk PANTS and Keep Your Child Safe From Abuse

The Underwear Rule
Talk PANTS and help keep your child safe from abuse
The Underwear Rule is a simple way that parents can help keep children safe from abuse by teaching them that:
their body belongs to them
they have a right to say no
they should tell an adult if they're upset or worried
We know talking to your child about their private parts and staying safe can seem difficult, but doesn't have to be scary or mention sex.