Children and Young People

Children and Young People

Contacts for staying safe and advice

Childline - 0800 1111

ChildLine is the free, 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call our helpline on 0800 1111 about any problem, at any time - day or night.  
You can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big or too small. If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine.    

Spot the signs

Barnardo’s has published the set of advice leaflets, available to download for parents, professionals and young people across the UK.

Sexual exploitation affects thousands of children and young people every year. We can all play an important role in reducing that number, helping to cut children free from this abuse.


Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.

Think U Know is a website designed to raise awareness of the dangers of the Internet.

Action For Children

Action for Children supports and speaks out for the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK including. We offer help and support for disabled children, young people, children in care and family support.

Childhood Bereavement Network

The Childhood Bereavement Network is a national, multi-professional federation of organisations and individuals working with bereaved children and young people. We believe that all children have the right to information, guidance and support to enable them to manage the impact of death on their lives.

Childline - 0800 1111 - videos

Childline have produced some topical films for young people that are signed. Topics included:

  •  Bullying,
  • Cyber bullying,
  • Family relationships,
  • Pregnancy,
  • Physical abuse,
  • sexual abuse,
  • Neglect.
  • Emotional abuse,
  • Divorce and separation.


Wud U? Is an educational tool for teachers and care professionals who interact with young people that might be at risk of sexual exploitation

Through the Wud U? app you can:

  • Demonstrate how young people can make safe decisions.
  • Provide your group with more information about sexual exploitation, from a trusted source.
  • Help us raise awareness of sexual exploitation by sharing the Wud U? app.


The National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) is a UK charity providing children's rights and socio-legal services. They offer information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children and young people up to the age of 25, through a network of advocates throughout England and Wales. NYAS is also a community Legal Service.


What is ‘Youthlinx’?

Services and organisations working with young people in Newcastle have come together to make sure every young person can take part in activities including;

  • places to go, things to do
  • volunteering opportunities, and
  • support and advice.

 Front page of the #EndFGM is Everybody’s Business website

Youth-led website launched to end FGM

A new website has been launched this week by teenagers to help educate other young people about FGM and what steps they can take to stop it.

Everybody’s Business is run by young people for young people to help spot the signs of abuse and help others they think may be at risk. It offers videos and interactive guides to help others find out about a practice which can have serious consequences for women and girls affected.


The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) is the UK's leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.