Keeping Children Safe
The police, Local Authorities, and our partner organisations are working together to help strengthen and empower our communities to reject those who want to cause harm. We work together and focus on three key themes:
- Safeguarding vulnerable individuals through the provision of advice and support and intervention projects.
- Working closely with institutions such as Universities, Schools, Prisons, Health, Charities and faith establishments.
- Challenging terrorist ideology by working closely with other local and national agencies, partners and our communities
The Prevent Engagement Team of officers and police staff aim to encourage discussion ensuring that terrorism is prevented from taking root in our communities. They support the wider engagement activities already taking place in schools, places of worship and community groups.
Through this work they aim to strengthen communities in order to challenge the ideologies and messages of hate which lead to terrorism.
A website has been launched by the government - Educate Against Hate - which provides practical advice for parents, teachers and school leaders on how to protect children against extremism and radicalisation, and where to go for further support.
The NSPCC have lots of useful information about keeping children safe and to help parents support their child.
Stay safe online
Net Aware is a very helpful website for parents/carers, with lots of information to help you to keep your child safe online.
Do you know how to stay safe online?
Dongle the rabbit will teach you all he knows with his video and quiz.
McGruff is a Crime Dog - world famous for his advice on how to stop crime before it happens, and for his great sense of humour! Some of his work involves teaching children how to stay safe online. Check out the different areas of the site – there’s so much to learn!
Test your knowledge of internet safety with this quiz from CBBC Newsround.
There’s also further information if you’re not sure on anything.
The Online Safety Quiz is your chance to show that you know how to be a safe Internet surfer. Answer each question and, when you get it right, you'll go to the next question.
Become an internet safety expert with Bizzi Sid by collecting codes and playing cool games.
The “Thinkuknow” website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre. You may have seen some of their video clips on National TV recently.
There’s a lot of information here for both children and adults – parents even have their own area of the site!
Teachers have the chance to train from the professionals and then deliver suitable training in schools.
Childnet international is a non-profit organisation working with others to "help make the Internet a great and safe place for children".