Children & Young People

Useful Information & Documents

In Safe Hands Newsletters - These In Safe Hands newsletters for primary schools and secondary schools are written for local children and young people by local children and young people and explore lockdown through their eyes with some useful tips and where to get help if it is needed:

Primary School version
Secondary School version

Summer like no other - read our top tips for staying safe over summer 2020 and where to get information, advice and support if you need it.

Staying Safe - information on support available to young people locally and nationally, including details of the local youth service and youth clubs, substance misuse support and what to do if you're concerned. You can also download information and advice regarding ecstasy here and nitrous oxide here.

Growing up - Transitions
As children grow to adulthood they may require support, particularly if they have received support in childhood. 

Shout This Way Poster
Support for the LGBTQIA Young People..

Child Protection Conference
This leaflet explains what a child protection conference is. It also provides useful numbers for for children and young people who would like more information.

Child Sexual Exploitation
Learn how to get help if you think an adult is trying to abuse you or your friend.

Papyrus is an organisation which gives young people hope and prevents young suicide.
Download their flyer or visit their website to find out more information. 

Digizen shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying and how these relate to and affect their own and other people's online experiences and behaviours.

Domestic Violence London NHS
Dowload the Domestic Violence London NHS flyer on young people and relationship violence and how you can help your mates

Children and Family Court Advisory Support Services
This website will helps you to understand the family court services. It explains why sometimes families have problems that they cannot sort out themselves and the reason why a judge can be involved. The judge will listen to everyone and then makes a decision on what is best for the child. 

The Who Cares Trust
The Who Cares Trust acts as a voice and champion for children and young people living in care in the UK. They believe that every child in care should get the support, opportunities and encouragement that is needed for them to enjoy their life and achieve. 

Talk to Frank - Drug treatment
Talk to Frank provides drug treatment advice and support. The organisation explains what is involved in drug treatment and explains that the treatment of drugs is like any other treatment.

Childnet is an non-profit organisation which works with others to try and make the internet a safe place for children and young people. It provides young people, parents/carers and profressionals with resources and information about how to keep children safe on the internet.  

Freedom Charity
Freedom Charity has launched a new smartphone app designed to provide information about forced marriage with links to where potential victims can get help. The free app, which has been part-funded by the Forced Marriage Unit, is available to download on iPhone and Android.

Getting It On
Getting It On provides advice and details of sexual, mental health, drugs and alcohol services for teenagers in South West London.

Disrespect NoBody
Disrespect NoBody is a campaign to help young people understand what a healthy relationship is and re-think their views of controlling behaviour, violence, abuse, sexual abuse and consent. .

NICE Guide to Getting Help to Overcome Abuse
This guide helps young people to understand what is meant by abuse and neglect and describes how they might feel because of their experience.  It also explains what young people should expect from services and what they should do if they are not happy with the support they are getting. A list of organisations that can help is included.
Click here to access the guide.