Guides and information for parents and carers
Parental Responsibility means all the duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which a parent has by law in relation to their child. This responsibility reduces as the child acquires sufficient understanding to make his or her own decisions.
The safety and welfare of children – or safeguarding – is everyone’s business. ‘Safeguarding’ means protecting children from physical, emotional, sexual abuse and neglect. It also means helping children to grow up into confident, healthy and happy adults.
In this section you can find specific information about different risks, how they may impact children and young people and where to go for help and advice.