Safeguarding Children's Board

Worried about your safety or the safety of another young person?

If you have some worries about keeping safe as a young person, there is some really helpful information on the Wakefield and District Safeguarding Children's Board website. It offers helpful information about bullying, on-line safety, abuse, self-harm and other subjects. There are also video links to help young people understand risks and how to get help if they are worried about their safety.

You can also take a look at the Young Person's Charter;

If you need someone to talk to about any safeguarding worries, don't be alone as there is help available.
Call social care direct on: 0345 8503 503 which is a free and confidential phoneline , open 24 hours a day.


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