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Who Can I Talk To?

Do you think you're being abused, or in danger of abuse?

If you need help for yourself, another family member or for a friend because of abuse and neglect, you should speak to an adult or someone that you feel comfortable with and can trust.

Talking about it for the first time can be hard, but you have the right to proper care and should not be abused by anyone. If someone hurts you or touches you in ways you don't like, then there are people who care and can help you.

 

Talking to a parent/carer, other family members such as grandparents - even friends or a friend's parents can help. Teachers, doctors, nurses, social workers and other adults who work with children are also responsible for helping to stop abuse. They will listen to what you have to say and will work with other professionals to protect you from abuse and neglect.

 

 

Don't be afraid to talk to these people if you are worried. They are there to help you.

If you are worried about what might happen if you tell somebody, then the following organisations can give you free and confidential advice:

 

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Childline

Telephone: 0800 1111

Talk to counsellors online or visit and post on their message boards.

Childline has launched a new app providing counselling to young people in the UK and Channel Islands through their smartphone. The app, named ‘For Me’ and invented by four teenagers, allows users to interact with all Childline’s online services including: 1-2-1 chat with a counsellor; the 'Ask Sam’ problem pages; and entrance to their private 'locker’, an area where they have their own daily mood tracker and can write down personal thoughts.

The app, developed in partnership with Barclays, is now available as a free download so young people can easily access Childline's online services.

Source: NSPCC  Date: 16 March 2017

 

 

NSPCC

NSPCC

Telephone: 0808 800 5000

Email: help@nspcc.org.uk

SMS: 88858

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Samaritans

Telephone: 08457 90 90 90 (UK) (call charges apply)

 

There a lots of specialists organisations that can also help. Please look at our other pages which will list some of those agencies that are specific to certain areas.

 

If you feel like you, another family member or a friend are in serious danger, then call 999.

 

News

May 2017 newsletter

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Ofsted Inspection

The Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board (BBSCB) is judged to be 'Good' in a report published today by Ofsted. For more details of the report and a statement by Jenny Myers, Independent Chair of BBSCB can be found here 

 

Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

‘The More You Know, The More You See’ – Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

Date: Thursday 28th September 2017

Venue: The Rufus Centre, Flitwick

Time: 9:30 – 4:30 (Registration 9:00 – 9:30)

For more details please click here