More help to keep kids safe

Dawn and Chris Addams from Meppershall support Foster Care Fortnight campaign.
Dawn and Chris Addams from Meppershall support Foster Care Fortnight campaign.

New guidance supporting foster carers to keep children safe from abuse is being launched this week.

Carers across the county are backing the NSPCC’s campaign during The Fostering Network’s Foster Care Fortnight until June 14.

Central Bedfordshire Council is also backing the guidance for foster carers, which will help them have conversations with children under their care about sexual abuse and how to stay safe.

Among those supporting the campaign are foster carers Dawn and Chris Addams from Meppershall.

The children’s charity has worked with The Fostering Network to develop the guidance as part of their successful Underwear Rule campaign, aimed at helping parents of fiveto 11-year-olds to have simple conversations with their children about keeping safe from abuse.

The NSPCC’s original Underwear Rule campaign was aimed at helping support parents and carers talk to primary school age children about sexual abuse.

Visit www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/
advice-and-info/underwear
-rule-guidance-foster-carers.pdf for more.