Children and Young People: Help & Support

Advice and Support for Young People

Need someone to talk to?  

There are a number of ways in which you, as a young person, can find out information about topics that are of interest or to find out about things that may trouble or worry you. There are people that can help so please contact one of the below organisations if you are worried about anything or need someone to talk to.

We have listed a few organisations below:

Young Minds

Young Minds are leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges.

https://youngminds.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are/


Royal College for Paediatrics and Children’s Health

COVID-19 Resources for Parents & Carers

https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/covid-19-resources-parents-carers#mental-health-and-wellbeing


Child Line

website: www.childline.org.uk

You can contact childline at anytime – calls are free and confidential. Childline also have Message boards, you can have Online chats with counsellors as well as you can email them.

You can contact ChildLine about ANYTHING. No problem is too big or too small. Whatever you are worried about – its better out than in.

Please visit their website www.childline.org.uk for a wealth of information about issues that affect children and young people today.


GET CONNECTED

UK’s Number 1 Resource for Dual Diagnosis – Mental Health, Dual Diagnosis & Addiction Treatment

Find important information that will help demystify Dual Diagnosis and make it easier for you to find proper treatment

You can reach them on: 0203 993 5571

Visit their website: www.getconnected.org.uk/


Early Help Family Support

What is early help and family support?

If you are experiencing difficulties in your family or are worried about your children, there are people who can offer help and support. Difficulties could be for example:

Here you can find advice and guidance to help support your family. If you need more help than your usual support network, for example your health visitor, child’s school, doctor or Children’s Centre the family support process can help.

.

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/earlyhelpfamilysupport

telephone: 01905 822666

email: earlyhelphub@worcestershire.gov.uk

Wildwood

Wildwoor Drive

Worcester

WR5 2NP


WORCESTERSHIRE SAFEGUARDING BOARD WEBSITE

can be reached via the below link and have information for children and young adults on how to find someone to talk to.

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/cms/safeguarding-children/information-for-children.aspx


Stay safe on the Internet

Technology has become integral to young people’s lives and it is important that they know how to stay safe online and make the most of the opportunities that the internet provides. Whether you are a young person, parent or carer, or working with children, there are lots of resources to help.

Parents and carers play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online, and they are one of the first people children turn to if things go wrong. We know it can be difficult to stay on top of the wide range of sites and devices that young people use, so we hope that the following advice helps. Please see the link below for more details.

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources


thinkuknow website

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Worried about a child?

‘Safeguarding children is everyone’s business’.

Family Front Door

Welcome to Children’s Social Work Services

The Family Front Door, Initial Contact and Referral Team is the central point for all referrals for children and young people aged 0 to 18 years and living in Worcestershire where there is safeguarding or child protection concerns for them.

This team receives referrals from professionals, members of the community, family members, children and young people directly. Please contact the Family Front Door directly telephone 01905 822666

Children’s Social Care respond to levels of need identified at level 4 of the Worcestershire LSCB levels of need guidance.

Please refer to the Worcestershire LSCB levels of need guidance for support in identifying the levels of need a child or young person has and the right referral pathway for that child or young person.

If you have an immediate concern about the safety and welfare of a child please phone the Family Front Door directly on 01905 822666. You will be required to submit the information on a referral form following this as per the WLSCB procedure.

If you have a child protection concern outside of normal office hours please contact our out of hours emergency duty team (EDT) telephone 01905 768020

Or

In an emergency

If you have reason to believe that a child or young person is at immediate risk from harm contact the Police on 999 

Don’t wait until you are certain if you are worried about a child. Contact our free helpline service to speak to an NSPCC counsellor 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We will listen to and assess your concerns – whether about your own child, a family member, neighbour or child in the community – and can take action on your behalf if a child is at risk.

If you think a child is in immediate danger, contact us straightaway or call the police on 999.

Please visit the NSPCC website for more information: www.nspcc.org.uk/

Ways to contact NSPCC

Telephone 0808 800 5000

Text 88858

Email help@nspcc.org.uk

thinkuknow website

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

“The world is not a dangerous place because of those who do harm but…..because of those who witness harm and do nothing”

Albert Einstein

Domestic Abuse

Don’t Suffer in Silence…

Worcestershire Forum Against Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

 Worcestershire Domestic and Sexual Abuse website offers help and guidance for Women, Children and Men who are or have experienced domestic or sexual abuse. It also provides information for people who know someone who may be being abused. You don’t have to suffer in silence!

Find out more @:

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/cms/domestic-and-sexual-abuse.aspx

For additional information and support, please visit the below websites.