Useful Information for Children and Young People
We want to make sure that you are safe and know what to do if you are worried about your own or a friend’s safety. Child abuse can mean a lot of different things such as neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse - it's not always easy to know if you or someone you know is being abused. But the important thing to remember is that no-one has the right to hurt you or make you do anything that feels wrong.
Remember - if you or someone you know is being abused in any way, then the most important thing to do is talk to someone about it.
The best place to start is to talk to an adult – this may be a family member, a teacher, a mentor, a youth worker, a dinner lady or someone else that you know and feel safe with.
If you can’t do this then you can contact us and we will pass on your details to a childrens social work team who will make contact with you:
email@example.com or ring on 01204 337479
- What to do if you are worried about a child
- Information for children and young people about a chlid protection case conference
- Explaining Private Fostering- a guide for children and young people
CHILDLINE can also help - they will talk to you about what’s worrying you and look at what help they can give you. You can visit their website to find out more about them here www.ChildLine.org.uk
Lots of other issues affect how safe you might feel; things like friendships, bullying, being safe online, family problems, pressure from your friends etc. We have listed some places where you can get help
Bullying – you can find out more about what bullying is and what you can do to get help if you think you are being bullied
Safe Online - you can find out more about how to keep yourself safe when you use your computer and the internet
Alcohol, drugs and you – if you want to find out more about this or you’re worried about you or a friends alcohol or drug use then look here
Privately Fostered – if you are being looked after by someone who is not your mum or dad, your gran or gandad, a brother or sister, aunt or uncle then you may be being privately fostered to find out more look here – link to young person PF leaflet