Keep safe

Barnardo’s produced some ‘keep safe’ tips as part of their ‘Real Love Rocks‘ work with schools. They have kindly let us recreate them here.

  1. Stick with mates a similar age to you – a good mate won’t ask you to do stuff you’re uncomfortable with.
  2. If you feel you can’t say no, ask yourself: ‘Am I in a safe situation?’
  3. If someone offers you something for free, ask what they want in return.
  4. Listen to your body – a fast, pounding heartbeat and churning stomach are signs you feel unsafe.
  5. Be careful what personal details – including photos – you give out online, by phone, or in real life.
  6. Make sure you know where you are going and how to get home. Have credit and charge on your phone.
  7. Make sure someone you trust always knows where you are.
  8. Drinking and taking drugs can make you unaware of unsafe situations and you can become a target for people who may hurt you.

NSPCC

For support or if you're are concerned that a child has been sexually abused please contact the NSPCC 24 hour helpline.
Tel: 0808 800 5000
Email: help@nspcc.org.uk.

Front Door

If you have a concern that a child is vulnerable or at risk of significant harm please contact the Children's Front Door:
Phone: 01904 551900
Email: childrensfrontdoor@york.gov.uk

Police

If you think a child is in immediate danger contact the police on 999.