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EU Settlement Scheme advice

The EU Settlement Scheme allows EU citizens to continue to live, work and study in the UK without any immigration time restrictions after the UK leaves the European Union. It will be free to apply if you already have a permanent residence document or you…

Abuse

Being mistreated or abused (sometimes called ‘Significant Harm') is defined as Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Neglect or Emotional Abuse. Information in this section has been sourced through the Hounslow Safeguarding children board and  other national organisations such as the NSPCC

PANTS - the underwear rule

Talking PANTS is a way to help keep your child safe from abuse. It teaches your child that: their body belongs to them they have the right to say no they should tell an adult if they are upset or worried about anything. PANTS stands…

Bullying

          Bullying Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting either physically or emotionally of one person or group by another. E.g. calling names, taunting, mocking and teasing, damaging property, stealing, spreading rumours, hurting someone physically and making threats, being isolated from group activities, cyberbullying, making offensive comments verbally or by…

Online Safety

This section looks at the help and information available to keep children and young people safe while using the internet, apps and social media sites. Many parents have concerns over internet safety, however, there are practical steps that parents can take to guide children on how…

Funded Childcare for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

All 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 year olds are entitled to up to 15 hours of funded early education and childcare over 38 weeks of the year. If you are a working parent, your 3 and 4 year old may be entitled to an additional 15 hours of childcare.    2 year olds…

Staying safe checklist

It is very important that you carefully consider the suitability of the services which you or your children would like to use. When you decide to contact a service take some time to find out about them to make sure they are safe to use.  A good organisation will…

Funded childcare and other help with childcare costs

You can get help paying for childcare as long as your childcare provider is registered* Support schemes currently available are: 15 hours of funded childcare for 2 year olds for children with DLA, if a child is not getting DLA then check here to see if…