Additional Information for Children & Young People
For information about e-Safety and advice on how to keep safe online, please visit our Be Safe & Smart Online page.
The BSCB has a guide for 16 – 18 year olds called ‘You Matter’. The guide provides information on topics such as how to stay safe, relationships, drinking and drugs, body image, sexuality, feeling low and living with a disability. It also contains details of additional websites and numbers you can call for advice.
You can download the guide by clicking on the link in the downloads menu. Or, if you would like us to post you a copy, you can email Emma Granville on email@example.com
Support for Child or Young Person who has made an allegation
The BSCB has also developed an information leaflet for any child or young person who has had to make an allegation of abuse against a member of staff or volunteer working within the children’s workforce (for example, within a school or youth club).
The leaflet contains details of what will happen next, the professionals involved in the process and the support available to you. You can download the leaflet by clicking on the link in the downloads menu. Or if you would like us to post you a copy, you can email Emma Granville on firstname.lastname@example.org
Practical Advice to give to children & young people about Performing or Modelling:
This useful checklist contains straightforward advice for any child or young person looking to begin performing or modelling.
It covers issues such as chaperones, paperwork and guidelines in terms of working hours. It also includes tips on how to keep safe, including expectations of how representatives from a genuine modelling or performance agency would act.
This checklist can be downloaded as a PDF file from the downloads menu.
Useful resources and websites for children & teenagers
Abusive relationships don’t just happen to adults.
If you are in an relationship and are worried about how your boyfriend or girlfriend treats you, advice and support is available at: www.thisisabuse.direct.gov.uk
You can also visit:
Direct Gov / Young People – Relationships
If you want to learn more about alcohol, and its effects on your body or behaviour, visit www.drinkaware.co.uk
You can use this link to calculate the units in your alcoholic drinks.
Alcohol & Pregnancy
If you are an expectant mum, and would like some guidance on the effects of alcohol during pregnancy (including help and advice on how to cut down on your drinking) you can download the Alcohol & Pregnancy leaflet:
Alcohol & Pregnancy: Guidance for expectant mums
You can also visit Check The Facts – Alcohol & Pregnancy
Cyberbullying can be just as upsetting. For help on cyberbullying, click on: Stop Cyberbullying
For a wide range of useful info visit www.childline.org.uk
If you want to speak to someone, in confidence, you can call Childline on 0800 1111. This service is free at any time.
For any child or young person living in a house with domestic violence, info and support can be found at The Hideout
You will find real life stories, games and message boards, where you can talk to other young people affected by domestic violence.
Talk To Frank gives info about different drugs and their effects, as well as real life stories and interactive forums.
If you, your brothers or sisters, or your parents are using drugs, the help and support available to you can be found at addaction Buckinghamshire
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
If you have had Female Genital Multilation done to you, or are worried that you might be at risk from it, please visit The Foreign & Commonwealth website where you will find help and support.
You can also ring 0207 008 1500 or email email@example.com with any concerns.
For facts regarding FGM, you can download the national FGM fact leaflet: FGM Facts leaflet
If you, or someone you know, is being forced into a marriage, in the UK or abroad, you can visit The Foreign & Commonwealth website where you will find help and support.
You can also ring The Forced Marriage Unit on 0207 008 0151.
For facts regarding Forced Marriage, download the ‘What is Forced Marriage?’ Leaflet: ‘What is Forced Marriage?’
An anti-gang rap has been filmed in High Wycombe. To view this video via YouTube, please click on the following link: Anti-Gang Rap
Living with a Disability
If you are a teenager living with a disability and would like some info on the services available to you, please visit: Direct Gov / Young People - Living with a Disability
You can also find details of activities, advice and support for children and young people living with a disability in Bucks by clicking: Family Information Service / Disabilities
Parents in Prison
Support and advice for children & young people living with a parent in prison can be found by clicking on the link in the downloads menu
Staying Safe Online
e-Safety information for children & young people can be found on our website, by clicking: Be Safe & Smart Online
To know more about the websites you visit, the technology you use and how to stay safe online you can visit http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Chat rooms are a great way to talk to friends, and even to make new ones. But how can you be sure your new friend is who they say they are? Advice on how to stay safe in chat rooms can be found at:
Direct Gov / Young People – Chat Rooms
As a young carer under 18, it is important that you get the support you need. For further details visit: Young Carers