Community safety for your child
A child or young person can be exposed to lots of different influences when they leave their home. For example:
- Friendship groups and peers
- School friends and their neighbourhood
- Online through phones, tablets and computers
In most cases, these influences are positive for a child and bring them opportunities to socialise, learn and thrive.
However, in some situations, children and young people can be at risk of increased harm from these influences and they may become involved in activities in their community that put them at risk of danger. Professionals call this ‘contextual safeguarding.’