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Child protection and safety resources for children and young people 

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Use these downloads and resources to make children and young people aware that there is always someone who can listen and give advice.

Keeping your child safe

The UK’s free, 24-hour confidential helpline for children and young people who need to talk. Trained counsellors are there to provide comfort, support and advice about any problem that’s on their minds.

Resources which deal with abuse and feeling safe

In the know: keeping safe and strong
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). For children aged 8 to 11. Uses colourful illustrations, quizzes and cartoon strips to help tackle the difficult subject of child abuse.

Help... me feel safe and happy (PDF)
The Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS). A leaflet for young children about feeling happy and feeling safe. Describes different ways of communicating feelings, encourages children to tell adults when they feel unsafe, to say no if they feel threatened, the difference between good and bad touches and when to share secrets.

How can I protect myself?

Street sense: protect yourself (PDF)

Top Tips! (ages 5 - 7)
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).

Resources which deal with talking about abuse

Help... I need someone to talk to (PDF)
CCPAS. This booklet aims to provide help to young people who have experienced abuse. It provices advice and contacts and is aimed at 11-18 year olds.

How to report (8 - 10)

How to report (11 - 16)

Resources about bullying and violence

Website where young people can help and support each other online around the issue of bullying.

Feel safe at home (PDF)
NSPCC. Aimed at children aged 8-11, this booklet gives advice on what to do if they are concerned about domestic violence in their home.

Resources about keeping safe online

UK Safer Internet Centre resources for young people
Resources for 3-11year olds and 11-19 year olds about using the internet safely.

Childnet resources for young people
Information and advice for primary and secondary school age groups about mobiles, gaming, downloading and social networking.

Festival safety guide for young people

If you're going to a festival, but feeling anxious about it? They can be overwhelming, especially if you haven't been to one before.

Check out ChildLines video advice, from what to take and how to keep in touch to the best ways to chill out and make the most of it. There are also top tips from presenter, broadcaster and festival veteran Edith Bowman!

What next?

Are you a voluntary or community group? Check out our specially created Are they safe? pack for more information on writing policies and procedures.

Next steps 

Child playingAre they safe? Pack
Order your free pack full of advice, templates abd a DVD.

More from the web

The UK's free 24 hour helpline for children.
0800 1111 - ChildLine

Worried about a child? Call the NSPCC.
0808 800 5000 - NSPCC

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