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
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 webpage.
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 sexual exploitation
Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism