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Children and Families

Young man looking away from the cameraChild protection from physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect means helping children to grow up into confident, healthy and happy adults.

Most children enjoy happy childhood experiences within their own family, but unfortunately for some, this is not the case. During difficult times, everyone who knows the child must do the best they can to protect them from harm.

The welfare and safety of children is everyone’s responsibility.

This section provides information for children, young people, parents or carers on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and links to further information and services available in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

If you are worried about a child – even your own – please act now!

Visit our Concerned about a child page to get help.