Parents and Carers

What is this website about?

The website, ‘kids and teens’, is a section of the leics.police.uk website, offering advice and information on various different subjects relating to the wellbeing of children and adults. It is important that this information is delivered directly and successfully to children of all ages, therefore encouraging them to report crime if they deem it necessary. Not only that, but this website encourages interaction with parents, carers and teachers along with opening up communication between the police and young people, and thus giving them confidence to speak up.

Your responsibilities:

As a parent or carer it is important that you know the right areas and information with regards to certain subjects that can affect the children and young people in your care. You must know and be able to recognise the signs that a young person is suffering in silence from anything, examples such as cyber bullying to alcohol/drug abuse. In a world constantly changing with the improvement of technology, social media and personal safety is being undermined. It is important to teach and inform younger people on how to prevent online dangers.

The below sections is catered specifically for the listed age groups. Why not go through the relevant page with your child?

Health advice for under 5s, kids and teens.

The NHS Health website offers advice and information to parents and carers of 0 to 5 year olds. The website is structured into six main categories: Pregnancy, Baby, Toddler, Pre-school, For You and Getting Support.

Topics covered on the website include preparing for parenthood, feeding, learning and play, health and getting ready for school, plus lots more. All content is written by NHS professionals and is designed in a way that gets across all those important messages but in an easy to digest manner.

Fearless

Fearless is a site where you can access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality.

What makes this site different is we also provide you with a safe place to give information to us about crime - 100% anonymously.

Kayleigh's Love Story

Please read before watching the below video.

The video contains graphic content in regards to sexual assault, child sexual exploitation and murder. Viewer warning is highly advised. This video is available on our website and social media. It has been shown within schools to children aged 11+ with safeguarding support though it would have an age rating of 15 if shown in cinemas. We would highly recommend watching the below video and reading about Kayleigh's story to enable an open and honest conversation between yourselves and your child about online grooming and child sexual exploitation.

Kayleigh's Love Story is the centre piece of our ongoing campaign to tackle child sexual abuse and exploitation. The campaign - CEASE (commitment to eradicate abuse and sexual exploitation)- is a major multi-agency campaign that was launched in February 2016 by the Police and Crime Commissioner and involves schools of different agencies.

Central the campaign is the aim of raising greater public awareness of CSE and we want everyone to play their part by making a commitment that such abuse and exploitation of children will not be tolerated and help spot the signs to prevent young people coming to harm.

In memory of Kayleigh and to protect all of our children, please pledge your support to help stop this appalling crime which sees vulnerable young people deliberately targeted and preyed upon. We all have a responsibility to help tackle it.

Learn how to spot the signs of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

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