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Stranger Danger

It is important to teach your child about keeping safe when out and about. It is vital for them to understand what a stranger is and the dangers that are linked to adults they do not know. From an early age have open discussions with your child about what to do if they are approached by a stranger. 

It is also important for your child to know who is a safe stranger. Have these discussions with your child so they understand what to do if they need help.

Tell your child if someone scares them, they feel in danger or tries to touch them in ways that make them feel uncomfortable, to Yell, Run and Tell.

  • A few ideas to discuss with your child

    • A stranger can be someone we don’t know or someone we don’t know very well
    • When meeting new people we cannot decide who is kind just by looking at them
    • Explain to your child that even if a stranger tells them not to, they must always tell a grown-up they trust if someone they don't know talks to them or they feel worried.

    Talk with your child about safer strangers

    • Safer strangers could be people in uniforms such as police officers, supermarket workers, or teachers. 
    • If you child is worried or frightened they could look for a safe building, such as a shop, the library, a bank, a doctors surgery or a sports centre and ask for help.
  • As a parent it is your decision when you let your child go out alone. There is no law stating a specific age BUT we all want our children to feel as safe as possible.

    The NSPCC offer some questions you can ask yourself before you make up your mind.

    • where and when do they want to go?
    • what do they want to do there?
    • who's going to be with them?
    • how far away are they going?
    • what time will they be back?
    • how can I get hold of them if I need to?

    Talk to your child and make rules together about keeping safe and what they would need to do in an emergency. 

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Who Can Help?

You can contact a member of the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520631590. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

If you feel your child is at immediate risk of harm, or to report any suspicious incidents please call 999. The police will be able to support if required.

Your child’s school may also be able to help you with talking to your child if needed.

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