Resources for Parents, Carers & the Community
Bromley Children's Project
BCP supports families to create a safe, secure and happy environment for all children aged up to 18 years - particularly those in need of additional help. The BCP website gives details about parenting courses, family support, what's on at Bromley's six Children and Family Centres and local support groups.
Safer Sleeping for Babies
Meeting and getting to know your baby is an extremely exciting and rewarding time. Itâs also the beginning of a new relationship. Babies need a lot of sleep during the first few months of their lives so itâs important to ensure that they are sleeping as safely as possible.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexplained death of a baby where no cause is found. While SIDS is rare, it can still happen and there are steps that parents can take to help reduce the chance of this tragedy occurring. Please read our leaflet for essential advice and for more detailed advice go to the link below
Phone: 0808 802 6869
Web Link: http://www.lullabytrust.org.uk
The BSCB supports the Child Accident Prevention Trustâs national Child Safety Week campaign every year.
The Child Safety Week website contains useful information as well as free downloads (quizzes, safety cards, activity sheets ad certificates) on topics including drowning, burns and scalds, poisoning, choking and falls.
This leaflet has useful information about safety around the home.
Drowning and Water Safety
There are several child deaths every year from drowning, many of these are teenagers. Drowning is silent and quick. Children may not splash or scream at all when they drown and can drown within a couple of minutes.
> Reducing child drowning in London - a poster to print and display to raise awareness
> Recognise what drowning looks like It is NOT like it is in the films.
> How parents can keep their children safe by the pool
Is my child ready to be home alone?
A useful leaflet giving advice on when a child can stay home alone, what the law says, what NSPCC advises, choosing childcare and babysitters and a useful âtear off and keep; While Iâm Awayâ checklist.
Always remember, it is against the law to leave a child alone if it puts them at risk. Parents can be prosecuted for neglect if they leave a child on their own âin a manner likely to cause unnecessary suffering or injury to healthâ.
Southend LSCB Safe Use of Mud Flats Leaflet
Southend LSCB asked us to publicise their Safe Use of Mudflats leaflet as they receive a large number of visitors during the summer period and many are from Bromley.
Safe in Sport
The Governmentâs Safe in Sport leaflet for parents gives advice on how to check how an organisation is run to ensure your childâs safety.
Parents will find the following websites useful for safety advice:
NSPCC â A leading childrenâs charity in the UK fighting to end child abuse
Think U Know â How to keep your children safe online, how to report online abuse
Barnadoâs â A leading charity for fostering and adoption, young carers, child poverty and victims of CSE domestic abuse.
London Borough of Bromley â Bromley council runs childrenâs social care services, education support services , the youth offending services and youth service.