Your job as a parent is one of the most difficult, it can be both challenging and rewarding. Every family is different and there is no one perfect way to bring up a child.
Good parenting involves caring for a child’s basic needs, keeping them safe, showing affection and love and helping them develop and achieve their potential. Children thrive best in a stable environment where they experience consistent guidance and boundaries.
If and when you need support, asking for help is seen as a sign of being a responsible parent. It is often the way difficulties are handled that can make a difference to your children, both now and in the future.
Torbay Safeguarding Children Board wants all children in Torbay to be safe and to lead healthy and happy lives and become responsible citizens who may one day raise their own children.
Get practical and emotional support if you are a disabled parent or carer.
How to tell if you are in an abusive relationship and what to do.
Where to get help for drug or alcohol problems.
Helping families make decisions regarding the care and protection of children.
How to keep your child safe when they are online.
Help, advice and support for parents and carers who suffer from mental illness.