Children and Young People
Do you need to talk to someone?
If you need to talk to someone about something that has happened to you you should always speak to a trusted adult. Talking about a problem can often make you feel better and you shouldn’t feel embarrassed, shy or ashamed. If you have been the victim of online grooming, or sexual abuse, there are people who can help.
It’s a good idea to talk to someone that you trust like a parent, carer, family member or teacher.
If you would like to talk to someone in confidence you can contact Childline – You can call them free on 0800 1111 and this number won’t appear on a telephone bill. The number is available 24 hours a day.
Kirklees Children Services
You can call 01484 456 848 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).
West Yorkshire Police
You can also contact the police in a non-emergency 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, by calling 101. In an emergency where a crime is in progress, or there is a danger to life, always call 999.
Legal advice for Children and Young People is available free from the Children’s Legal Centre. The number to call is 020 7520 0300.
‘Say Something’: New Anonymous Service For Young People To Report Sexual Abuse
Say Something’ helpline: Call or Text 116000
Useful Links & Information:
Papyrus (Suicide Prevention Strategy)
Change Grow Live – The Base (YouTube Channel)
The Children’s Society – See, Hear, Respond
Let’s Talk About Self-Harm– Information for young people
Information and support for children and young people’s mental health “Choose well guide” – South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust.
CRT Children’s Rights Team –
Care 2 Listen –
- Kirklees Independent Visitors – Information for Children
- Kirklees Independent Visitors – Information for Young People
Dog Safety –
Spread the word about #DogSafety
Leading animal welfare organisations have teamed up to produce a shareable info-graphic to encourage safe interactions with dogs.
Recently we’ve seen several tragic dog attack fatalities, so it’s paramount that families are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to enjoy spending time with their dogs safely.
The Canine and Feline Sector Group Dog Safety Code highlights three crucial messages that all dog owners and families need to know:
- Be alert – Always keep an eye on your dog around kids. Never leave them alone together
- Be aware – Dogs use signals to tell us how they feel – What is your dog telling you?
- Be safe – Any dog can bite. Accidents happen fast.
We’re encouraging safeguarding partners to display and share the infographic as widely as possible to get the #DogSafety message out there.
Available in digital and print versions – download from the Canine and Feline Sector Group website https://www.cfsg.org.uk/dog-safety/