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Strength in Unity for the Well-being of our Children


Together, let’s champion the safety and well-being of children, because every one of us is a stakeholder, we were all children once and all of us love and care for our family.

Be the Change for Children:

Taking Action in Your Community

Safeguarding and protecting children is everyone’s responsibility, even if they are not our own. We understand that you may not know what to do or have no faith in the system, but you have the power to ask for more. Children deserve better, and so do you.

We offer on demand, webinar, seminar and in-house courses that give you important and practical information on how to do your part in safeguarding our children.

Your rights: You can anonymously report concerns and make a meaningful impact. You have the right to demand appropriate processes and support for child safety. Learn how to best do this.

What you can do: There are practical steps you can take to make a difference in protecting children. You can help break negative cycles for future generations through your actions. Help create a community where children are safe, nurtured, and thriving. With our courses you can…

  • Learn to recognise the signs of abuse and neglect and know when and how to intervene.
  • Learn to be aware of concerning behaviours in your own children and adults and address them proactively.
  • Have open conversations with your children about safety.
  • Understand how to keep children safe online.
  • Ask the places, where your children spend time, about their safeguarding and child protection processes such as safe recruitment and codes of conduct.

Join us in safeguarding children – Together, we can make a difference in their lives and build a safer future!

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Learn to Recognise the Different Types of Abuse and Neglect

Be vigilant and proactive – by recognising concerning behaviour and intervening early, you can make a lasting difference in the lives of children affected by abuse and neglect. Don’t look away, take action

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse is when someone purposefully hurts a child, like hitting, kicking, or shaking them, which can seriously harm the child’s health and development.

Learn to identify and prevent physical abuse, ensuring the health, safety, and dignity of children in our community.

Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse is less visible but just as damaging. It’s stuff like constantly threatening, criticising, or ignoring a child, which can really mess with their emotional growth.

Discover how to create a nurturing environment, free from emotional abuse, that supports the emotional well-being of children.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse involves forcing or tricking a child into sexual activities, even if there’s no physical contact, and whether or not the child knows what’s going on.

Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to safeguard children from sexual abuse, empowering them to grow in safety and security.


Neglect is failing to meet the needs of children and young people and not doing or providing the things they need to stay safe, be healthy and thrive.

Learn the signs of neglect and how to intervene, ensuring every child receives the care, support, and protection they deserve.

Spiritual Abuse

Spiritual abuse involves any attempt to hurt, scare, or exert power and control over someone using religion, spirituality, or beliefs.

Learn to identify and prevent spiritual abuse and religious grooming, ensuring the safety, dignity and well-being of children.

Be Their Voice - What to do if you Witness Abuse or Neglect

If you suspect or witness abuse or neglect of a child, it is crucial to take immediate action.

Remember, your intervention can make a significant difference in the life of a child experiencing abuse or neglect. By taking action and speaking up, you contribute to creating a safer and healthier environment for all children in our community.

Here’s what you can do:

Trust Your Instincts

If you have concerns about a child’s safety or well-being, trust your gut feeling. Your intuition can be a powerful indicator that something may be wrong.

Document Details

Take note of any specific incidents, dates, times, and descriptions of the observed behaviour or injuries. Documentation can provide vital information when reporting the situation.

Report Your Concerns

Contact the appropriate authorities or agencies responsible for child protection in your area. They are trained to handle such cases and can take appropriate action to ensure the child’s safety.

Maintain Confidentiality

Respect the privacy and confidentiality of the child and their family. Avoid discussing the situation with others who are not directly involved or authorised to handle the case.

Offer Support

Reach out to the child and their family with empathy and compassion. Let them know you are there to support and help them through difficult times.

Follow Up

If you have reported a concern, follow up with the relevant authorities to ensure appropriate actions have been taken. Continued monitoring and support are essential for the child’s ongoing safety and wellbeing.

Be a Champion for Change

Demand Stronger Safeguarding Measures, Support Our Initiatives, and Spread Awareness for a Safer Future.

Safeguarding Children

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