Children & Young People

Welcome to the children and young people section of the City and Hackney Safeguarding Children Board website.

As a child or young person, you have a right to be safe in all environments, for example, at home, school, on the street and even on the internet. It is the role of parents, carers, teachers, learning mentors, doctors, nurses, social workers, police officers, faith leaders and sports coaches to ensure that you are safe from harm.

If you’ve got a problem or are worried about someone, such as a brother or sister, parent or a friend, it can be hard to know what to do. But you don’t have to cope on your own. As a child or young person, you have the right to grow up safe from people hurting you or failing to ensure that you are cared for. All adults have a responsibility to protect you.

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A free service, open 24 hours
Childline gives confidential comfort, advice and protection to children and young people who are worried about any problem.

If someone at home or someone who you know is hurting or abusing you, tell someone you trust

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You can phone and ask to speak to a social worker. They are there to help, will listen to what you have to say and will work with other professionals to protect you from harm.

ChildLine are available to phone 24 hours a day or you can chat online or by email.

The Metropolitan Police Service has also launched a Safe website aimed at 11 to 16 year olds, providing advice and information about crime and safety issues:

Ranging from bullying and internet safety to domestic violence and abuse.

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If you are worried about someone such as a friend, tell someone you trust

Get involved in Your Community

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Your views are very important and you should be provided with the opportunity to express them.

Get involved in your local community in Young Hackney.

Your views are very important and you should be provided with the opportunity to express them.

Get involved with your local community in Young Hackney or City Gateway

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