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Internet  Watch Foundation (IWF) are the UK Hotline for reporting criminal online content

  • Child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world
  • Criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK
  • Non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK

Reports are confidential and can be made anonymously

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What Is The Falkland Islands Safeguarding Children Board?

The Falkland Islands Safeguarding Children Board is a group of professionals who came together to

  • make sure Falkland Islands children are able grow up in a happy healthy environment
  • help children grow and develop to their greatest potential
  • make sure key systems required to support our children are in place, and working effectively

The Board is made up of

  • Director of Health and Social Services (Chair)
  • Education Department
  • Attorney Generals Chambers
  • Social Services
  • Royal Falkland Islands Police
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Members of Legislative Assembly
  • A representative from the military community

Other specialists will join the Board to advise members at relevant times e.g. the Nurseries Award Scheme.

The overarching goal of the Board is to ensure all children in the Falkland Islands are supported in every way to ensure they grow up happy, healthy and safe regardless of their age, gender, or background.

 

 

What Can I Do If I Am Worried About A Child?

If you are worried about a child or young person, or maybe you are a young person yourself, there are people you can turn to for help and advice.

A recent study showed that over half of people who raised a concern about a child had been worried for over a month before they took action. Don’t bottle it up if you are worried – let us help you to help that child.

Who can I turn to?

You could:

  • call Social Services and speak to a social worker in confidence: +500 272296
  • speak to your GP, a nurse, or the health visitor (if concerned about a young child) Call KEMH: +500 28000
  • speak to teachers at Infant Junior School and Camp Education: +500 27294
  • speak to teachers at Falkland Islands Community School: +500 27147

If you are worried that a crime is being, or has been, committed against a child:

  • call the RFIP: +500 28100
  • leave a message on the confidential answerphone: +500 28111
  • email safe@police.gov.fk and raise your concern in the strictest confidence

But I’m worried that if I talk to someone, they’ll know who I am

Living in a small community, we know it can be hard to speak up and ask for help. Particularly if you have concerns about a child or young person. But talking to someone is the first step to accessing help and protecting a child.

You can access help and advice, but not locally, by calling our new Helpline.

The Falkland Islands Safeguarding Children Board and Sure have joined forces with the NSPCC in the UK (National Society for the Protection of Children) to offer the Falkland Islands community a direct line to the UK based NSPCC Helpline.

It is free to call (from a landline or mobile phone) and will connect you with trained operators so you can talk through your worries and concerns without the fear of them knowing who you are or making judgements about you.

Call the Helpline: +500 28888

The ‘Know What’s Right’ campaign – keeping children safe from sexual harm

In June 2014, the Falkland Islands Safeguarding Children Board, working alongside the UK based child protect charity Lucy Faithfull Foundation, launched the ‘Know What’s Right’ campaign.

The campaign aims to help our community understand the dangers of sexual abuse, and how to act to prevent it. A number of leaflets and posters have been created:-

Information materials for parents and carers:

Smart Rules for Parents and Carers (FISCB SMART Cards)
Smart Rules for Adults to Share with Children
In the Know – Tips for Keeping the Under 12s Safe (FISCB Tips for Keeping Under 12s Safe)
In the Know – Tips for Keeping Young People Safe (FISCB Advice for Parents and Carers)
The Internet and Children – What we all Need to Know (FISCB Internet Safety)

Information leaflet for young people

In the Know – Tips for Safe Relationships (FISCB Safe Relationships for Young People)

Useful links

www.parentsprotect.co.uk – a website for protective adults to help them understand the risks to children and young people. It explains what to look for how to protect children.

www.nspcc.org.uk – The NSPCC is a UK charity dedicated to stopping child abuse.

www.childnet-int.org – Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the Internet a great and safe place for children.

www.iwf.org.uk – A website dedicated to reporting criminal activity online, with a vision of eliminating child sexual abuse images online.

Keep in touch

To speak to a Falkland Islands Government representative in London, please call:
+44 (0)20 7222 2542

To speak to a Falkland Islands Government representative in Stanley, please call:
+500 27451

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Please get in touch by email by clicking on this link