Safeguarding - general information
This section provides useful links to information and contact details for organisations who can offer support to children, young people and families on a wide range of safeguarding issues such as child protection, domestic violence, health and risk taking behaviours.
Local information, advice and positive activities for children and young people
For activities, information and advice for 13-19 young people in North Yorkshire
NYAS provides advocacy and legal services to children and young people in North Yorkshire. Should you wish to make a referral for a young person please ring the free Helpline 0800616101 or Text 077733455.
Alternatively you could access the service via the website firstname.lastname@example.org
Childline Phone: (0800) 1111
Provides a free telephone counselling service for young people in trouble or danger.
NSPCC Call: 0808 800 5000
Women's Aid Federation of England
Helpline: 0808 2000 247
24 hour helpline: 0808 2000 247
Refuge provides a 24 hour phone line, accommodation and children's services for those fleeing domestic abuse. Refuge also provides individual and group counselling to survivors of violence.
Drugs and Alcohol
A website for young people providing free, confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day.
National Alcohol Helpline 0800 917 8282
(CEOP) Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
Think U KnowGuide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people
Physical, mental and sexual health
A national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people.
Provides free and confidential sexual health advice and contraception to young people under the age of 25.
A website for young people that provides information about self-harming.
National Self Harm Network
The National Self Harm Network has a forum where you can chat and get online advice and support.
This website aims to provide the basic information for survivors, friends and family to access the services they need.