Help for children
Keeping You and Your Friends Safe
All children and young people have the right to be safe from being harmed in any way. We all want you to get the best out of life: to be safe, healthy, get on well with your family and friends, and do your best at school or in work when you are older.
But some children and young people may be hurt by other people. This may be:
~ by a parent or carer, a friend or relative, or sometimes by a stranger
~ or it may be by other children or young people
Children and young people may be hurt:
~ at home or in their neighbourhood
~ be bullied or hurt at school or in the street
~ face to face, or by computer or mobile phone.
You may hear about some upsetting cases, of children being badly hurt, on the TV, radio or in the newspapers. You may also know of a friend who has been hurt in some way, or it may have happened to you or someone in your family.
We can help and support children and their families who have got problems in their lives. But we need you to tell us about your concerns. We can’t help anyone, unless we know they need help.
. If you are worried about one of your friends, someone in your family or perhaps yourself then you can speak to your class teacher, Mrs Gallagher, Miss McGuiggan or Mr Kelliher.
If you do not want to speak to someone face to face, there are organisations you can call. You can ring Childline on 0800 11 11. You can speak to them in confidence about any problem you or a friend has. You don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to. ChildLine is there for children, online and by phone, 24 hours a day. They know the real dangers and worries children face and know how important talking to someone can be.
Remember: there is always someone you can talk to.
Everyone has a right to be safe.