Parents & Carers

This section is aimed at parents and carers of all ages who would like more information or support regarding a range of issues surrounding children and young people today. They will also help you understand what safeguarding is, who is responsible for keeping your children safe and what will happen if professionals get involved with you and your family. There are also useful contact numbers for organisations who work with parents and children.

Most parents do everything they can to protect their children and make sure they’re brought up in a loving and caring environment, but families can sometimes have lots of difficulties and children may suffer as a result.

Every family is different and there is no one, perfect way to bring up children. Good parenting involves caring for children’s basic needs, keeping them safe, showing warmth and love and providing stimulation needed for their development and to help them achieve their potential, this needs to be provided within a stable environment where they experience consistent guidance and boundaries.  

Parents need support from time to time, asking for help should be seen as a sign of responsibility rather than as a parenting failure. It is often the way difficulties are handled that can make a difference to your children, both now and in the future.

We want to help you ensure that all children on the Isle of Wight are:

•    Healthy
•    Happy
•    Safe
•    Achieve their best
•    Become responsible citizens

Information can be found on a variety of topics under the Parents and Carers drop down menu at the top of this page. We hope you find this useful, however should you require further information on a subject which we have not covered please let us know by clicking here.

Isle of Wight Local Offer, a good resource when supporting a child with any disability or additional need.

What is a Serious Case Review? Information for parents and carers.

Safe4Me - Advice and Support for parents, carers and guardians as part of our commitment to working in partnership to keep children and young people safe. Covers the following areas: Anti-Social Behaviour, Cyber bullying, Domestic Abuse, Drugs and Legal Highs, Radicalistion, Sexting, Teen Relationshop Abuse, Teen Sexual Harm Advice

The Isle of Wight Child Death Overview Process Information for parents, carers and families.

Safe Call - 0208 392 5710 - Are you supporting a young person who has been away from home or care? Are they caught up in a gang or going country? Do you have a family member or carer who is worried about their loved one being involved with a gang and could benefit from support? A confidential 9am - 5pm line with people who will listen and offer free support. Or complete the quick and easy referral form 

Child Law advice - Child Law Advice is operated by Coram Children’s Legal Centre. They provide specialist advice and information on child, family and education law to parents, carers and young people in England.

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