What to do if you think that a child is being abused or neglected

The NSPCC website offers helpful information for parents and carers on a range of issues, such as internet safety, protecting children at home and positive parenting tips.

Domestic Violence - the effect on children and young people

For more information on the effects of domestic violence and where to get information and advice see – Domestic abuse (NSPCC website)

Drug and alcohol misuse

Local organisations that can help - Merton Family Services Directory

Staying Safe online

Online safety NSPCC website

Understanding Your Teenager Handbook

Understanding Your Teenager: A Guide for Parents​

Safer Parenting Handbook

The Safe Parenting Handbook will be given to parents of new births and all children who start primary school in the Merton.Safer Parenting Handbook

Road Safety

We have an extensive programme of education, training, publicity, engineering and enforcement which aims to reduce road accidents. ​For more information see the Merton Road Safety webpage.

Private Fostering​

Private ​fostering webpage.

Child Employment

For information on the law regarding age restrictions, hours that children can work and the jobs they can and can't do, go to Child Employment​​.


Child sexual exploitation

Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism