Staying Safe Online
Smartphones and computers put the whole world at our fingertips. But how we use these amazing resources can impact on our wellbeing. To find hints, tips and resources to help you make the most of the your time online and stay safe visit the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership.
Child exploitation is a type of abuse. For more information on child exploitation and how to get help or advice if you are worried about yourself or a friend, visit the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership.
What is Child Abuse?
There are different types of abuse. Abuse can create all kinds of emotions, including feeling frightened, confused, alone, guilty, unloved and ashamed. For more information on child abuse and how to get support visit the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership.
If you’ve run away from home, for whatever reason, there is support out there to help you find accommodation in a crisis situation.
Charities such as Shelter and SASH can provide support, as well as The Hub- a homelessness and advice service for 16-25 year olds. The Hub works with North Yorkshire County Council and local housing providers to help young people with housing issues in the Harrogate, Hambleton, Richmondshire, Scarborough, Ryedale, Craven and Selby Districts.
Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. It can seriously harm children and young people and witnessing domestic abuse is child abuse.
If you need urgent help, visit the Urgent Help page
Other services they offer include counselling, HIV support services, condom ordering and more.
You can find more information on our Sexual Health page, including how to look after your sexual health during the Coronavirus outbreak.
It can be difficult to identify if a child or young person is suffering hidden harm. There are many indicators that a child is suffering from hidden harm. Many of the changes you may observe could be as a result of normal changes children and young people experience when growing up; however, we should always consider the welfare of children and young people and take action to safeguard them if we have a concern.Visit the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership