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Information for parents and carers

This section is for anyone who would like more information about keeping children and young people safe. You may be a parent, carer, relative, friend or member of the community. 

Parents and carers information

This section is for anyone who would like more information about keeping children and young people safe. You may be a parent, carer, relative, friend or member of the community.

What to do if a child tells you about abuse

Keeping children safe is everybody’s business - we all have a responsibility both in our private and professional lives.

What happens if a child protection referral is made?

The safeguarding process is what happens when someone contacts Lewisham Council with concerns about the safety or welfare of a child.

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Family Information Service directory

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Private fostering arrangements

Find out what your responsibilities are if your child is being cared for by another adult, or if you are caring for someone else’s child.

Children with complex needs

We work with families who have a child aged 0–18 years with a diagnosed disability.

Violence against women and girls

Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) is the national term used to describe the range of serious crime types (including domestic violence) which are predominantly, but not exclusively, experienced by women and girls.