The following is a list of links to various websites that provide information on various aspects of personal safety and security. It is not a definitive list, but hopefully a good starting point.

INDEX

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LAW ENFORCEMENT

OTHER CIVIL AGENCIES

CENTRAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

PERSONAL SAFETY, SECURITY AND WELFARE

HEALTH PROFESSIONAL REGISTERS

SELF HELP AND SUPPORT GROUPS

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELP GROUPS

MONETARY,CARD FRAUD AND IDENTITY THEFT

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

TELEPHONE SECURITY

OTHER NEIGHBOURHOOD GROUPS

HOME SECURITY PRODUCTS

ANIMAL WELFARE

CAR SECURITY 

TRAVEL

WEATHER AND ENVIRONMENT

SAFER SURFING LINKS

NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES

PRODUCT RECALL

UTILITY BODIES

DISCLAIMER

 


 

LAW ENFORCEMENT

 
London Metropolitan Police : http://www.met.police.uk/

City of London Police : http://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/

British Transport Police ( covers national railway network and London Underground only ) : http://www.btp.police.uk/

UK Police central website : http://www.police.uk/ Emergency Advice for London [Note 1] : http://www.londonprepared.gov.uk/

Online Fraud Reporting  (City of London Police) [Note 1] : http://www.actionfraud.org.uk


 
OTHER CIVIL AGENCIES

Government - Home Office [Note 1 ] :

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office

Association of Crime Prevention Officers website : http://www.securedbydesign.com/

Crown Prosecution Service : http://www.cps.gov.uk/index.html

National Crime Agency  : http://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/

Safer London Foundation : http://www.saferlondonfoundation.org/

Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)  : http://www.ipcc.gov.uk/



CENTRAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

UK Government Information Website ( main access site for central and local government departments ) :  https://www.gov.uk/

Enfield Borough Council [Note 1] : http://www.enfield.gov.uk/

London Assembly : http://www.london.gov.uk/


 

 

PERSONAL SAFETY, SECURITY AND WELFARE

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust ( Personal safety guidance )  : http://www.suzylamplugh.org/

National Domestic Violence Helpline : www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/

Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre [Note 1] : http://www.rasasc.org.uk/

Equality & Human Rights Commission : http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/

NSPCC ( Child protection ) [Note 1] : http://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Childline ( Child protection )  : http://www.childline.org.uk/

Mailing Preference Service ( reduce junk mail that you receive )  : http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/mpsr/

Telephone Preference Service ( reduce the number of un-solicited sales calls you receive )  : http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/tps/

Internet Watch Foundation ( working to make internet usage safer for children ) : http://www.iwf.org.uk/

Womens Self defence [Note 1] : http://www.womens-selfdefence.co.uk/

Help for anyone in London who has been raped or sexually assaulted ( Women,Men and Children ).
The Haven : http://www.thehavens.co.uk/

Rape Crisis London [Note 1] : http://www.rapecrisislondon.org/

Domestic Violence Help [Note 1] : http://www.refuge.org.uk/

CITIZEN AID (Terrorism First Aid) : http://citizenaid.org/


 

HEALTH PROFESSIONAL REGISTERS

General Optical Council -

-
for a list of registered opticians [Note 1] :

http://www.optical.org

- Details on eye examinations

http://www.lookafteryoureyes.org

Health professions council

Register of health professionals (ie. Chiropodists, Dietitians, Paramedics, Physiotherapists etc)
[Note 1 ]:

http://www.hpcheck.org



SELF HELP AND SUPPORT GROUPS

For People suffering from gambling problems : http://www.gamcare.org.uk/

For People suffering from alchol problems  : http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/

Victim Support (confidential support and information to victims of crime and to witnesses attending local courts) [Note 1] : http://www.vslondon.org/

Citizen Advice Bureau  : http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/

Friends Against Scams : https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk

 




DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELP GROUPS

 

BBC help information : www.bbc.co.uk/relationships/domestic_violence/whathh_index.shtml

Mens Advice : www.mensadviceline.org.uk/mens_advice.php

Women's Aid Federation of England
Offers support, advice and information on all aspects of domestic violence.
Website [Note 1] : www.womensaid.org.uk
English domestic violence helpline
Helpline: 0808 200 0247
Email: info@womensaid.org.uk


Scottish domestic violence helpline
Helpline: 0800 027 1234
Website: www.scottishwomensaid.org.uk


All Wales domestic abuse and sexual violence helpline
Helpline: 0808 801 0800
Website: http://www.allwaleshelpline.org.uk/


Northern Ireland domestic violence helpline (Womens Aid)
Helpline: 0800 917 1414
Website: www.womensaidni.org


Irish Women's Aid
Helpline: 1800 341 900
Website [Note 1] : www.womensaid.ie


Refuge
Offers emergency accommodation and support for women and children experiencing domestic violence.
Helpline: 0808 200 0247
Website [Note 1] : www.refuge.org.uk


Rights of Women
Works to attain justice and equality by informing, educating and empowering women about their legal rights.
Legal helpline: 020 7251 6577
Sexual violence helpline: 020 7251 8887
Website : www.rightsofwomen.org.uk


London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard
24-hour information, support and referral service for lesbians and gay men.
Helpline: 020 7837 7324
Website : www.llgs.org.uk


Broken Rainbow
Telephone helpline for lesbians, gay men and bisexual or transgendered people experiencing domestic violence. It's staffed by workers from these communities.
Helpline: 0845 260 4460
Website [Note 1] : www.broken-rainbow.org.uk


MALE advice and inquiry line
Helpline: 0808 801 0327
Website : www.mensadviceline.org.uk


ManKind
ManKind helps and advises male victims of domestic violence.
Helpline: 01823 334 244
Website: www.mankind.org.uk


Mankind UK
A support service for men who have been sexually abused, sexually assaulted and/or raped.
Helpline: 01273 510 447
Email: enquiries@mankinduk.co.uk
Website: www.mankinduk.co.uk


Miscarriage Association
Helpline: 01924 200 799
Scottish helpline: 01313 348 883
Email: info@miscarriageassociation.org.uk
Website: www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk


Samaritans
24-hour confidential emotional support for anyone in a crisis.
Helpline: 08457 909 090
Ireland helpline: 1850 609 090
Website: www.samaritans.org.uk


Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme
You may be able to claim compensation through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. To apply, you must no longer be living with your partner.
Helpline: 0800 358 3601
Website [Note 1] : www.cica.gov.uk


Womankind
A global campaign to ensure women's rights are recognised worldwide.
Website [Note 1] : www.womankind.org.uk


Survivors
Offers a practical pack of information to those experiencing domestic violence
Call their answer service on 01293 520 562, leave your details and they will forward copies of their 'Escape' and 'Aftercare' packs in the post.


Action on Elder Abuse
UK helpline: 0808 808 8141
Ireland: 1800 940 010
Website [Note 1] : www.elderabuse.org.uk


Jewish Women's Aid (JWA)
JWA aims to break the silence surrounding domestic violence through education and awareness-raising programmes.
Freephone: 0808 801 0500
Email: info@jwa.org.uk
www.jwa.org.uk


Black Association of Women Step Out (BAWSO)
This organisation works with black women who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence.
Helpline: 02920 437 390


Chinese Information and Advice Centre (CIAC)
Offers information on family issues, domestic violence and immigration.
Helpline: 08453 131 868
Email: info@ciac.org.uk
Website: www.ciac.co.uk


Southall Black Sisters
Established in 1979 to meet the needs of black (Asian and African-Caribbean) women, to highlight and challenge violence against women
Helpline: 020 8571 9595
Email: southallblacksisters@btconnect.com
Website [Note 1] : www.southallblacksisters.org.uk


 



MONETARY, CARD FRAUD AND IDENTITY THEFT

Home Office advice : http://www.identity-theft.org.uk/
Card Watch ( Credit card safety)   : http://www.cardwatch.org.uk/
Passports ( lost or stolen )  : http://www.ips.gov.uk/
Driving Licences ( lost or stolen )  : http://www.dvla.gov.uk/
Credit reference agency [Note 1] : http://www.callcredit.co.uk/
Credit reference agency [Note 1] : http://www.equifax.co.uk/
Credit reference agency [Note 1] : http://www.experian.co.uk/
Protection of deceased persons details  : http://www.deceasedpreferenceservice.co.uk/
Post loss of personal details, future protection  : http://www.cifas.org.uk/
North East Fraud Forum : http://www.northeastfraudforum.co.uk/index.asp
Stop ID Fraud [Note 1] : http://www.stop-idfraud.co.uk/
London Fraud Forum # : http://www.londonfraudforum.co.uk/
Get safe online : http://www.getsafeonline.org/
Friends Against Scams : https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/


 

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

Information Commissioners Office : http://www.ico.gov.uk/


 

 

TELEPHONE SECURITY

BT (enter malicious or nuisance calls in search box) [Note 1]: http://www.bt.com/

VIRGIN MEDIA (use "help and advice" tab for further information) [Note 1]  :  http://allyours.virginmedia.com/

For other landline companies ( Talk Talk etc. ) call their customers services line.

For mobile telephone companies call their customer services line.


 

 

OTHER NEIGHBOURHOOD GROUPS

Neighbourhood Watch Finder [Note 1] : www.neighbourhoodwatch.net/



 

HOME SECURITY PRODUCTS

This site does not endorse any of the following companies or their products. Their websites are provided for information only. Important : Before purchasing any lock; ensure that it meets the requirements of your insurance policy.

Yale Locks [Note 1] : http://www.yalelock.com/en/yale/com/

Chubb Locks : http://www.chubblocks.co.uk/start.html

Ingersoll & Legge Locks [Note 1] : http://security.ingersollrand.com

Era Locks [Note 1] : http://www.era-security.com/index.html

Union Locks [Note 1] : http://www.uniononline.co.uk/


 

ANIMAL WELFARE

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ( RSPCA ) [Note 1] : http://www.rspca.org.uk/

Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals ( PDSA ) : http://www.pdsa.org.uk


 

CAR SECURITY

Thatcham ( an independent body that assesses insurance risks on vehicles ) : http://www.thatcham.org/home.jsp?ugid=2


 

TRAVEL

Transport for London (Tube, buses, Minicabs and Taxis) [Note 1] : http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl

Great Northern ( train times, etc from Enfield Chase station ) [Note 1] :
http://www.thameslinkrailway.com/

London Overground ( train times, etc from Enfield Town and Southbury Road stations ) [Note 1] :

https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/london-overground/ 

National Rail Enquiries (Nationwide train times & rail company details) [Note 1] : http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Highways Agency (Nationwide traffic updates) [Note 1] :

http://www.highways.gov.uk/traffic-information/

Gatwick Airport information : http://www.gatwickairport.com/

Heathrow Flight Information [Note 1] : http://www.baa.com/

London City Airport Flight Information  :http://www.londoncityairport.com/

Stansted Airport : http://www.stanstedairport.com/


Transportation Security Administration (Travelling into and around the USA ) [Note 1] : http://www.tsa.gov/




WEATHER AND ENVIRONMENT

 

Meteorological Office ( weather ) [Note 1] : http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/

Environment Agency (Flooding, air quality etc) [Note 1] : http://environment-agency.gov.uk/


 

 

SAFER SURFING LINKS

COMPUTER SECURITY PRODUCTS

This site does not endorse any of the following companies or their products. Their websites are provided for information only.

Key : v = Anti-virus     f = Firewall    p = Parental Control      s = Anti-spyware

SUPPLIER  Facilities  URL
Symantec [ Note 1]  v f p s http://www.symantec.com/en/uk/index.jsp
McAfee [Note 1]  v f p s http://www.mcafee.com/uk/
Computer Associates [Note 1]  v f p s http://www.ca.com/
bitdefender [Note 1]  v f p s http://www.bitdefender.co.uk/
Kaspersky Lab [Note 1]  v f p s http://www.kaspersky.co.uk/
   
Spyware Doctor [Note 1]  s

http://www.pctools.com/uk

 

CRITERIA FOR CHOOSING WEBSITES

The organisation needed to be credible, respected, well known and a not for profit organisation (ie. they are not after trying to sell you something ), especially in this subject area.

BASIS OF STAR RATING

I did not write a formal criteria list for the rating. I initially thought of a common sense list of safety do's and don'ts that I would advise my child about. I then read through each website to see if they recommended the same things ( award a **).  If they recommended more sensible items than I had on my list I may give them another star ! If the website then went on to provide information on types of recommended software or other simplified guidance I may have given the site another star,etc. Nothing is perfect, so no 5 stars !

The Internet Watch Foundation, Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre and SAFE websites are purposely not rated.

THE "SAFE" WEBSITE

This website was set up by the Metropolitan Police for children between the ages of 11 and 16. It provides a lot of usefull information and links to other websites with details on safe surfing.

[Note 1] : http://www.safe.met.police.uk/ 

INTERNET WATCH FOUNDATION

The IWF is the only authorised organisation in the UK operating an internet 'Hotline' for the public and IT professionals to report their exposure to potentially illegal content online.

Only reports of potentially illegal websites and online activity should be directed here. The IWF deals with potentially criminally obscene adult content, racial incitement content and indecent images of children on the internet hosted anywhere in the world.

http://www.iwf.org.uk/


CHILD EXPLOITATION & ONLINE PROTECTION CENTRE (CEOP)

A department within the Serious Organised Crime Agency. It is staffed from members of the police and child welfare groups.

If your child comes across internet content or conversations that upset them, or they thought was wrong. Either they, their parent or carer can report the incident on this website. The site also provides a direct link to the "THINK YOU KNOW" website mentioned below.

http://www.ceop.gov.uk/


GET NET WISE ****+

This website was refered to in the document "Home Office Task Force on Child Protection on the Internet" dated November 2005.

This website is operated from the USA and is probably the most comprehensive sites I have come across for parental information and technical content. It is also recommended by some UK sites as a source of information. It should be remembered that the law enforcement agencies quoted are those within the USA, for incidents occuring within the UK contact UK Police Forces and / or Internet Watch Foundation.

http://kids.getnetwise.org/


GET SAFE ONLINE ****

This website was refered to in the document "Home Office Task Force on Child Protection on the Internet" date November 2005.

A very comprehensive website which is sponsored by HM Government, BT, Cable and Wireless, Microsoft and HSBC amongst others. The website holds useful information to help with personal, Families and businesses internet usage.

http://www.getsafeonline.org/


THINK U KNOW ***

Linked from the IWF website

This wesbsite is operated by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre and contains information on internet safety and safe surfing for young people. The areas covered include online safety, mobiles, blogging and gaming sites.

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/


CHILDNET INTERNATIONAL ***

Linked from the NSPCC and IWF websites.

This is an organisation that appears to mainly supply information and resources to schools etc.

http://www.childnet-int.org/default.aspx


They have however created a website that provides information to children, parents and schools.http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/

As children ( or adults for that matter ) become more proficient in how they use and understand the internet the need for enhanced knowledge is also required. This site is a way forward.

http://www.childnet-int.org/sorted/


BBC WEBWISE **+

This is a information service operated by the BBC. The information is specificaly for children and quite basic, but it gets the point over via a simple training package. It would be a usefully tool for a parent to use when talking to their child about the internet and surfing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/




NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES

Daily Mail [Note 1] : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html

Daily Express [Note 1] : http://www.dailyexpress.co.uk/home

Enfield Independent [Note 1] : http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/

Evening Standard [Note 1] : http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/

Financial Times [Note 1] : http://www.ft.com/home/uk

Guardian [Note 1] : http://www.guardian.co.uk/

Independent [Note 1] : http://www.independent.co.uk/

Metro [Note 1] : http://www.metro.co.uk/

The Observer [Note 1] : http://observer.guardian.co.uk/

The Times [Note 1] : http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/

Webuser [Note 1] : http://webuser.co.uk


 

PRODUCT RECALL

Central Trading Standards also have a centralised list of recalled products. It is a voluntary list for manufacturers and retailers to log information on and it is far from definitive.

Trading standards known product recalls :

https://www.tradingstandards.uk/consumers/product-recalls

Some companies have specific pages on there website that deal with product recall.

B&Q [Note 1] : http://www.DIY.com (then search for "Product Recall" )


John Lewis [Note 1] :
http://www.johnlewis.com/Shops/DSTemplate.aspx?Id=396


 

UTILITY BODIES

Gas Safe (registration formerly undertaken by CORGI ) :

http://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/ 


 

Disclaimer :

The uaware.org.uk website is not responsible for the content or any views expressed in the quoted external internet websites.
Information is provided for guidance only and no advice is given or inferred to take up any products or services.

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