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Safeguarding - for parents and carers

As a parent or carer you want to make sure your children are safe, happy and well-looked after. You try and protect them from abuse or neglect and help them grow up into confident, healthy and happy adults.

However, being a parent or carer is not always easy and during difficult times, you may need some extra help and support.

You will also want to know that the childcare professionals looking after your children are doing everything they should be to protect your child.

To help you with this, please click on the following links to find out more about:

You can also download a number of useful publications at the bottom of this page, including a copy of Dudley's Safer Parenting Handbook. The handbook contains a host of information about different issues facing children, young people and families, frequently asked questions and useful contact numbers.

Making the right decision about childcare can seem daunting and expensive. There are plenty of options out there, but which one is right for you? How do you go about choosing and moving forward? What should you be looking for and what questions can you ask?

To help you out with your questions, Dudley's Family Information Service is on hand to talk you through your concerns.