SAFEGUARDING PARTNERSHIP

Posters and leaflets have now been produced for the Safeguarding Partnerships' 'Their door is shut. Ours is open' campaign to encourage the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to be extra vigilant of children's welfare during lockdown and report any concerns they may have.

With mounting pressure on families during the coronavirus lockdown, keeping children safe is our priority.

With households now living behind closed doors, there aren't as many opportunities for adults to spot signs of abuse. We need you to tell us if you see or hear something that isn't right.

https://lrsb.org.uk/childreport

#OurDoorIsOpen

Life in lockdown is tough but it's worse for children suffering abuse.

If their home isn't a safe place, we need to know. Tell us if you think something isn't right.

#OurDoorIsOpen

https://lrsb.org.uk/childreport

Lockdown means fewer opportunities for the authorities to spot if a child is unsafe at home.

What's happening on the other side of your wall? If you see or hear something unsettling next door, we need to know.

#OurDoorIsOpen

https://lrsb.org.uk/childreport

They say it takes a community to raise a child. It certainly takes a community to keep them safe.

If you think something isn't right, you need to tell us so we can check.

#OurDoorIsOpen

https://lrsb.org.uk/childreport

Keeping in touch with your grandchildren during lockdown is hard, and nothing can replace that feeling of an embracing hug.

But regular messages, video and phone calls can still flag signs that something isn't right at home. If abuse is happening behind closed doors, you need to tell us.

#OurDoorIsOpen

https://lrsb.org.uk/childreport

Reading the signs of child abuse from a distance is hard. There might be lots of explanations for something being out of sync, but it's best to let us check.

If you're worried about a child in your family, they need you to tell us.

#OurDoorIsOpen

https://lrsb.org.uk/childreport

We've all got to stay at home to keep safe. But if home isn't safe for a child, we need to know.

Doing nothing about child abuse is child abuse.

If you're worried about a child in your family, they need you to tell us.

#OurDoorIsOpen

https://lrsb.org.uk/childreport

Knowing what signs of abuse to look out for will help to keep our children safe. If you've noticed any of these, you need to tell us:

  • aggressive or repeated shouting
  • hearing hitting or things being broken
  • children crying for long periods of time
  • very young children left alone or outdoors by themselves
  • children looking dirty or not changing their clothes
  • children being withdrawn or anxious.

Whether you're a relative, a neighbour or an adult passing by, if you see something that isn't right, we need to check things.

#OurDoorIsOpen

https://lrsb.org.uk/childreport

Being away from your friends and family is hard while we're living in lockdown.

If you're worried about spending more time at home because it's not safe, tell us so we can help you.

#OurDoorIsOpen

https://lrsb.org.uk/childreport

Posted: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 14:18 by Elaine Foxon

Tags: Community