It’s normal for parents and carers to worry about their children at times. Children with additional learning needs may be more vulnerable to some risks than other children.
You can support them by being curious about their lives and checking in with them regularly.
Your child might not have the skills or understanding to identify when they’re at risk. You can work with them to help build these skills.
It can be distressing when you are worried about your child being in danger. But it’s important to be aware of the possibilities.
Children with SEND or additional learning needs are sometimes more vulnerable to exploitation. This is when someone tries to use a child for their own advantage. Sometimes children exploit other children by making them think they are friends.
We take your safety and privacy seriously
You don’t have to share your details with us – there are lots of reasons why you might want to remain anonymous, which we will respect. All calls are confidential, and we will always seek your agreement before we share any of your details with other organisations. The only time we will share information without your consent is if we think there is a life-threatening situation, or if you or someone else might be at risk of significant harm. On these occasions we may need to contact the Police, Ambulance Service or Children’s Social Care.
We also share anonymised data with the commissioners of this service. By using Parent Talk, you understand and give your explicit consent to this.
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