A workshop offering vital advice and guidance on how to keep children safe attracted almost 100 members of the Slough community.

The 'keeping kids safe' workshop was organised by the two Slough Community Groups.

One of these is the Al Iman Institute which was set up by young professionals who run courses and study programmes designed to help others become positive role models for Islam. They hold courses and workshops at St Bernard's Grammar School in Langley Road.

They ran the 'keeping kids safe' workshop in partnership with the Slough Modest Sisters community group.

The workshop was designed to help parents as they tried to get young children to understand the potential dangers around them.

Headteacher at Al Iman Joweria Khera said: "We wanted to equip parents with the right tools and ideas for them to have those difficult conversations with their children about keeping safe, what is right and wrong, to speak up when something is upsetting and knowing who to go to for help."

Sundas Tamini, who attended the workshop said: "My children are actually too young right now as babies to understand all this but I thought it was important to come and learn some ideas as to how I can best keep them safe. Because I will need to be talking to them about these issues much sooner than I think."

For more information about the Al Iman Institute, which runs its courses on Saturdays at St Bernard's, call 07716 148855,r email admin@alimaninstitute.co.uk or visit www.alimaninstitute.co.uk

Another workshop is planned for the near future - to be delivered in Urdu to reach parents who have a language barrier.