Safeguarding and Pastoral Information: Useful Links for Students (and parents or carers too!)
There are lots of agencies, charities, and organisations that work together to keep children safe. We have provided some useful links below.
Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, they’re there for you online, on the phone, anytime. www.childline.org.uk
Anyone who’s worried about online grooming or sexual behaviour online can contact CEOP www.thinkuknow.co.uk
If you discover any criminal content when you’re online you should report it to the Internet Watch Foundation https://report.iwf.org.uk/en
In an emergency, if you feel that you or anyone else are in immediate danger or there is a risk to life then please call the police on 999.
A to Z Student Service Directory
Information for children on staying safe on the internet
Phone: 0800 1111
Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, they’re there for you online, on the phone, anytime
Early Break is the Young Person’s Drug an Alcohol Service for Bury, Rochdale and East Lancashire
See also: http://dontbeazombie.co.uk/
Healthy Young Minds (formerly CAMHS)
A Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
Help with bullying
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.
Let’s Talk About It
Working together to prevent terrorism. Let’s Talk About It is an initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance to the public in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism
National Online Safety
Keeping children safe online. National Online Safety have a whole school community approach to e-safety with comprehensive training and resources for teachers, parents and children
Your guide to social networks, apps and games. Bringing together the NSPCC’s expertise in protecting children and O2’s tech know-how, they’re helping you keep safe online
NHS ChatHealth (Pennine Care NHS)
Phone: 0750 733 0382
Aged 11-19? Got a health question or worry? For confidential help, advice and support, text a school nurse
NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)
Phone: 0808 800 500
NSPCC work to protect children and prevent abuse so they can make child abuse a thing of the past. Every childhood is worth fighting for
Its Not Okay
The ‘It’s not okay’ website and campaign is a unique collaboration of public and third sector partners throughout Greater Manchester aiming to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation
UK Safer Internet
Advice about smartphones, gaming devices, tablets and other internet-connected devices
Whatever you’re going through, if you need someone to talk to, a Samaritan will listen. They won’t judge or tell you what to do
Keeping young people safe. The Sunrise Team works on the front line in Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton and the Pennines, reaching out to young people at risk in the community. Their specially trained staff help children to break free of exploitative relationships, and ensure offenders are brought to justice
Talk to Frank
Friendly, confidential information about drugs
The Proud Trust
The Proud Trust is the home of LGBT+ youth (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans + other identities)
Think U Know
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline
#THRIVE (Emotional Health and Wellbeing Support)
Are you feeling worried, angry or upset? Struggling to cope? Stressed about school or exams? Feeling bad about yourself
Experiencing bullying or relationship worries? Or are you just feeling a bit low and not enjoying things? Lots of young people feel this way, so you are not alone.
Getting the right support as soon as possible can help you to feel better, enjoy life and achieve the things you want to: telephone – 0161 716 2844
Leading the mental health fight – for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges.
Are you a young person in crisis? Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.
If you need urgent help text YM to 85258
All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors. Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.