As the parent or carer of someone under 18 years old you are responsible for safeguarding and protecting them. These pages will help you to understand what ‘safeguarding’ is, who is responsible for keeping children safe and what will happen if your family needs professional help.
If you have concerns about the safety of a child please call Torbay Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub on 01803 208100.
What to do if your child is being bullied.
Helping children with mental health problems.
How to find out is someone is a sex offender.
Find out what to do if a child goes missing
Get help for difficult situations within your family.
How to keep your child safe when they are online.
Caring for a child who isn't your own.
How to recognise the signs of abuse in children and young people.
Caring for children with special needs or disabilities.
Guidance for children who are vulnerable to or have been exploited
Find out more about the different types of child abuse.
How to tell if someone is in an abusive relationship and what to do
The Family Information Service (FIS) Directory provides information for families and people working with them in Torbay.
Guidance for Parents and Carers
Information on what Early Help is and how to make a request for Targeted Support