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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.

You Matter

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 egranville@buckscc.gov.uk

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 egranville@buckscc.gov.uk

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

Abusive relationships don’t just happen to adults.

If you are concerned about the way in which your boyfriend or girlfriend treats you (either in a mixed sex or same sex relationship) information, advice and available support can be found on our Abusive Relationships information page.

Alcohol

To learn about alcohol and the effect it can have on your body or behaviour, advice for safe drinking or tips for staying tee-total, please visit our Alcohol & Young People information page.

The page also contains guidance for expectant mums, including advice and tips on how to cut down, or cut out, alcohol during your pregnancy.

Bullying

If you are a victim of bullying or cyberbullying, advice and support can be found on our Bullying & Cyberbullying information page.

ChildLine

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.

Domestic Violence

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.

Drugs

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 fgm@fco.gov.uk with any concerns.

For facts regarding FGM, you can download the national FGM fact leaflet: FGM Facts leaflet

Forced Marriage

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?’

Gang Culture

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 on our information page: Information & Support for Young People Affected by Parental Imprisonment

There are also links to resources for parents & carers dealing with the impact of a partner’s imprisonment on family life.

Staying Safe Online

e-Safety information for children & young people can be found on our Be Safe & Smart Online information page

To know more about the websites you visit, the technology you use and how to stay safe online you can visit ThinkUKnow. Information is available for 5 – 7 year olds, 8 – 10 year olds  and 11 – 16 year olds, as well as parents and carers.

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

Young Carers

As a young carer under 18, it is important that you get the support you need. For further details visit: Young Carers