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Useful Links & Resources

Useful Links - Click on the name of the organisation and you will go straight to their website.

 Action for Children logo

 

Action for Children

- a national charity that provides services for children, young people and families, as well as carrying out research on child abuse and neglect.

 

 

 Barnardos logo

Barnardos

- every child has the right to grow up in a safe, secure and loving home. Vulnerable children need your help.

 

 

 

 CEOP logo CEOP

- is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. That means we are part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.

 

 childline ChildLine

- free confidential helpline for children and young people in the UK. You can call them on 0800 1111 to talk about any problem. They have counsellors who are always there to help you sort it out.

 

 Dfe logo Department for Education (DfE)

- UK government department with responsibility for infant, primary and secondary education.

 

 DBS logo Disclosure and Barring Service

- The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). CRB checks are now called DBS checks.

 

 i-HOP logo i-HOP: Supporting Children and Families of Offenders

- is commissioned by the Department for Education, responds to the need for professionals to have access to services, resources and strategies to support these often vulnerable children and families. Developed and delivered by Barnardo's and POPS (Partners of Prisoners and Families Support Group), i-HOP, provides a national one-stop information and advice service for all professionals working with children and families of offenders.

 

 NSPCC NSPCC

- runs a wide range of services across the UK for both children and adults, including national helplines and local projects;help for children & young people via ChildLine (0800 1111) and help for adults concerned about a child help and advice (0808 800 5000).

 

 PACE logo PACE - Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation

Pace works alongside parents and carers of children who are – or are at risk of being – sexually exploited by perpetrators external to the family. We offer guidance and training to professionals on how child sexual exploitation affects the whole family.

Offers a free online package for parents launched in partnership with Virtual College equips parents to recognise the signs and act.

News

Disrespect NoBody campaign

The second phase of the Home Office Disrespect Nobody campaign will run from 2 February until the end of March 2017.

The aim of the Disrespect NoBody campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships.

For 2017 the focus of the campaign will be consent and sexting, which are both issues where many young people need more education and information. The campaign advertising directs young people to the website www.disrespectnobody.co.uk where they can get further information and signposts them to organisations who can provide support.

Please click on the link below to download the partner brief and campaign materials.
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/assets.
smartcdn.co.uk/docs/Campaign_materials_for_
Disrespect_NoBody_2017.pdf.pdf

Click here to go to their website