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Advice to Parents and Carers

Keeping Children and Young People Safe Against Radicalisation and Extremism

The parent/child relationship is the foundation to keeping children safe and supporting their social development and educational attainment.

Parenting can be a challenging task. Maintaining a positive relationship can sometimes be difficult as children grow and develop and seek an identity that may be different from their own family.

Children and young people have a natural curiosity which as parents we want to encourage. However, as our children grow up we have to take different steps to ensure their safety.

Currently a number of young girls and boys have been persuaded to leave the country against the wishes of their families, or in secret, putting themselves in extreme danger.

Confidential helpline

The Active Change Foundation (ACF) provide a confidential helpline to prevent British nationals from travelling to conflict zones. ACF Confidential helpline telephone number is 020 8539 2770

You can also contact Crime-stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Anyone with concerns for the safety or well-being of a child or young person can contact Bradford Council’s Children Social Care Service:

01274 437500 (8.30am- 5pm Monday – Thursday, 8.30am – 4.30pm Friday)

01274 431010 Social Services Emergency Duty Team

01274 435600 Children’s Specialist Services

If you believe a child is in immediate risk of harm, contact the police on 999