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Support for Families

Information for parents, carers and children

If you are concerned about the immediate safety of a child, please call 999


If you are concerned about a child being at risk of harm, please contact:

First Response on 0117 903 6444

or out of hours Emergency Duty Team on 01454 615 165


About Safeguarding Children

What is safeguarding children, and the types of abuse that children can experience.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Information and resources about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma.

Bullying and Hate Crime

Resources and support for children who are experiencing bullying and hate crime.

Care Leavers

Information for children and young people who have experienced being in care

Children Affected by Parental Offending (CAPO)

More than 310,000 children in the UK are affected by parental offending every year. The imprisonment of a household member is seen as one of the ten adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) known to have a significant impact on children.

Child Protection Conferences

Child protection conferences are held for children when they are at risk of or have experienced significant harm. The meetings take place with parents, the child (if they want to attend) the social worker and partner agencies that are working with the family.

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Resources and support related to the coronavirus outbreak.

Criminal Exploitation, Serious Violence, Drug Dealing and Knife Crime

Where can I get support for a young person in Bristol?

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is when people are fighting at home. This can be between parents or carers, or between children towards parents.

Drugs and alcohol

Drugs and alcohol affect people's lives and the lives of those around them who care.

Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a term for procedures that intentionally change or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. FGM is illegal and harmful to the health and wellbeing of girls and women.


There are lots of reasons why people become homeless. Here are some of the services in Bristol that can help if you or a friend have nowhere safe to stay


Information on services available to support the LGBTQ+ community

Mental Health

Everyone needs to take care of their mental health. Some people need more support than others to stay on top of it and there are services in Bristol that can help.

Online Safety

Resources to help you to keep your children safe online.

Prevent, extremism and radicalisation

The Prevent agenda aims to intervene when someone is at risk of radicalisation. Read about violent extremism and radicalisation and how to report a concern.

Sexual Exploitation

Any child or young person may be at risk of sexual exploitation, regardless of their family background or other circumstances. This includes boys and young men as well as girls and young women.

Sexual Health

Everyone's sexual health is important. There are services in Bristol that can help to keep you safe and protected from sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy.

Sexual Violence

Help is available for individuals who have been affected by rape, sexual assault or abuse at any time in their lives

Reducing Parental Conflict

Conflict is a normal part of any parent relationship. However, it can become a problem when conflict is frequent, intense and not resolved well.

Rights and complaints

What are your rights as a child, and how to make a complaint about your care.

Young Carers

Young Carers are children and young people who look after an adult who needs extra support

Youth Services

Youth services are the groups and organisations that work with children and young people across Bristol to provide fun activities and mentoring