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Information for children and young people

If you're a child or young person, this page is for you! We've collected the names of lots of groups who can help if you're feeling scared, sad, unsafe, alone, or just need someone to talk to.


Useful websites and phone numbers

Childline gives you advice about lots of things, including school, friends, and being safe online. You can also call their helpline on 0800 1111 or talk to a counsellor online if something is worrying or upsetting you.

The Bullying UK gives you advice about what bullying is and how to stop it.

Barnardo's gives you advice about lots of things, including internet safety, being a young carer, and abuse at home.

You can get help from the CBBC website about how to stay safe online and what to do if someone bullies you there.

Thinkuknow gives you special advice, based on your age, about how to be safe online.

Runaway Helpline can help you if you're thinking about running away from home. You can also call or text them on 116 000.

NSPCC has lots of advice for older children and young people about different kinds of abuse and lots of different ways to stay safe.

Young Minds explains about mental health and emotional problems. You can also call them on 020 7089 5050 if you need help or someone to talk to.

Disrespect NoBody tells you about healthy relationships and respect.


Useful leaflets

Beat Exam Stress

Feel Safe At Home: what to do if violence is happening around you

'How it is' - an image vocabulary for children about feelings, rights and safety, personal care and sexuality

Kidscheck

Worried need to talk - keeping safe and strong


Contact

If you need advice or information, or have any suggestions about how we can improve these pages, please contact:

Email: mscb@middlesbrough.gov.uk