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. It’s also the beginning of a new relationship. Babies need a lot of sleep during the first few months of their lives so it’s 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
> Safer sleep for babies - A guide for parents.pdf
The BSCP supports the Child Accident Prevention Trust’s 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.
> How safe is your child at home leaflet.pdf
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 ‘tear off and keep; While I’m Away’ 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 “in a manner likely to cause unnecessary suffering or injury to health”.
> Home-alone-guide-keeping-child-safe NSPCC.pdf
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.
> Southend LSCB Safe Use of Mud Flats leaflet.pdf
Safe in Sport
The Government’s Safe in Sport leaflet for parents gives advice on how to check how an organisation is run to ensure your child’s safety.
Choking can be completely silent with no sound to warn you something is wrong. Each day around 40 under-5s are rushed to hospital after choking on something, or swallowing something dangerous. Food is the most likely cause, but small objects and toys can also be risky for young children. Learn more about risky foods and how to prevent choking here: https://www.capt.org.uk/choking-prevention
NHS website guides you on back blows and chest thrusts on babies and children who are choking https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/baby/first-aid-and-safety/first-aid/how-to-stop-a-child-from-choking/
Parents will find the following websites useful for safety advice:
NSPCC – A leading children’s charity in the UK fighting to end child abuse
Think U Know – How to keep your children safe online, how to report online abuse
Barnado’s – A leading charity for fostering and adoption, young carers, child poverty and victims of CSE domestic abuse.
London Borough of Bromley – Bromley council runs children’s social care services, education support services , the youth offending services and youth service.