Information for Children & Young People

The Young People's section of the LSCB website has been reviewed by Young People who feels that it needs updating. These changes include promotion of Safeguarding messages using photos of Young People to stress child safety. As well as this, further changes will be made, such as improving the layout of the children and young people's page to make it more accessible to them.

ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT:

MENTAL HEALTH                BULLYING                       SEX & RELATIONSHIPS

SELF HARM                        BEREAVEMENT                CONTRACEPTION

ALCOHOL                           SMOKING                       HEALTHY EATING   

                  

If you are aged 11-16 years old you can now text your School Nurse on 07507 331620.They offer confidential advice and support. 

The school nurses do not usually inform your parents, teachers or anyone else if you contact the school nurse. They may need to inform someone if they are concerned about your safety, however, they will usually speak to you before this happens. Your messages are stored and can be seen by other healthcare staff who follow the same confidentiality rules. They aim to reply to you within one working day and you should receive an immediate bounce-back to confirm we have received your text. Texts will not be seen outside of working hours, and our text number does not receive voice calls or MMS picture messages. If you need help before you hear back from the school nurses, please contact a member of school staff or your Doctor. You can prevent the school nurse from sending messages to you by texting STOP to our number. Please respect your schools mobile phone policy. Messages are charged at your local rate. 

EMOTIONAL HEALTH & WELL BEING

Please see our Emotional Health & Well Being section to find links to useful websites that are committed to improving emotional health and wellbeing in children and young people.

STAYING SAFE

As you get older you will gain the freedom and independence to do things that you want to do. You will meet new people, go to parties and eventually be able to go out into nightclubs. However, these all have a certain risk factor – and the safer you are, the better.

Please click here for more information on how to cope with your later teenge years, Staying safe with drugs and alcohol, staying safe online, Safety tips for nights out, what to do if you are worried about a friend and advice and support if you are being bullied.

   

These pictures have been taken from a NEL-LSCB Safeguarding Event.

YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO WORKING TOGETHER TO SAFEGUARD CHILDREN.

Working Together to Safeguard Children (usually just called Working Together) tells the different professionals – like
teachers, doctors, school nurses, health visitors, social workers and others – and organisations working with you and your family, what they should be doing to improve your life and to keep you safe from abuse and neglect. In Working Together, ‘children’ means anyone who is not yet 18 years old.

This Young Person’s Guide has been written to help explain the Working Together guidance. It might be useful to you if you have questions about help you think that you or someone you are worried about should be getting.

Young Person's Guide to Working Together to Safeguard Children

YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO THE MUNRO REVIEW OF CHILD PROTECTION.

For a while now there has been concern that we have not been as good at keeping children safe as we need to be. Much effort has gone into trying and there have been some improvements. But, the simple truth is that many of the same problems are happening over and over again.

So, Professor Munro has looked again at what is wrong with the present system and at why many of the other reports that have been written do not seem to have made the difference for children that they were supposed to.
This is a major opportunity to get the child protection system right. Professor Munro is keen to make sure that her review really does make a difference, which means that it has to work for children.

Young Person's Guide to the Munro Review of Child Protection

CARE LEAVERS RIGHTS AND ENTITLEMENTS... GETTING READY TO MOVE ON. 

In this booklet we will explain your rights and entitlements as a young person leaving care. We aim to show you what is available to you and what you are entitled to which will benefit you and your future.

You will receive helpful information on setting up help with training, education and work and support when going to appointments and signing on – if you claim benefits home allowances and discretionary payment.

Becoming a care leaver can be scary; however this booklet aims to show what your rights and entitlements are and show the support that is available to you. We aim to highlight some of the things that will positively help you in your future and prepare you for some big changes ahead in your life.

Care Leavers Rights and Entitlements ... Getting Ready to Move On

Information for young people including jobs, careers and training, health, school and college life, events, staying safe and things to do, places to see.. click here.

SOME USEFUL LINKS:

Childline

Think U Know - thinking of running away?

Children's Commissioner

NSPCC

Barnardo's

Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre - CEOP 

NELC Children & Young People's Plan

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