Recognising abuse


Parents have a vital role to play in ensuring that children and young people do not suffer at the hands of bullies, or become bullies themselves.

• What is bullying?
• Is your child being bullied?
• How to help a bullied child
• Is your child a bully?
• How to work with your child’s school to tackle bullying
• Cyber bullying

Top tips for parents on bullying

‘Trolling’ is the antisocial act of causing interpersonal conflict and shock-value controversy  online. Under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 it is an offence to send  messages that are grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character.

Cyber bullying is another form of bullying that uses technology and social media. A single incident can be called bullying. The impact from one malicious entry can spread worldwide and its consequences can be infinite.

Enfield has an Anti-Bullying strategy for the whole community. It is important that children and young people, parents and communities work together with schools and other agencies to ensure that together we can stop bullying and create a safe environment in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn

Further information

ChildLine – offers a free, confidential helpline and online service dedicated to children and young people. Tel: 0800 1111

Preventing bullying, protecting children
08451 205 204

Child exploitation and online protection for parents, young people and professionals

Proud Enfield
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) group of young people in Enfield aged 13-18.

There is a regular LGBT drop-in for young people on the first and third Friday of each month. Young people can take their issues and concerns to this group. Further information can be obtained from ECYPS on 020 8373 2710.

LGBT advice and support
08000 502020

Enfield Parent Abuse And Reconciliation Service (PAARS) supports parents who are being abused by their adolescent children (up to 18 years of age).