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Animal Safety

Many families have pets and this can help teach children kindness and develop their social skills.

Children like to kiss and cuddle and get close to animals but this is not how animals show love they may find it frightening and bite or scratch.

Who Can Help?

Charities like PDSA, RSPCA, Dog’s Trust often have information on their website and can offer training and support.

If you are worried about your pet's behaviour, speak to your vet.

You can contact the 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.

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