Information for Children and Young People

If you need help for yourself or for a friend, it's best to speak to an adult you trust. This could be your parents, a family friend, school staff or a friend or you can contact Childline. Below you can find information and links on a variety of different matters such as bullying, child sexual exploitation, domestic abuse and self harm. If your question isn't related to one of the topics listed, you can search for specific information using the search box at the top.
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The NSPCC is the leading charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands.  You’ll find lots of useful information here.
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18 or under?  ChildLine offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help.

Child abuse or neglect

Do not ignore it:

  • call 0161 217 6028 – Monday to Thursday from 8.30am to 5pm, Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • or 0161 718 2118 – evenings and weekends

Useful Information

Here are some useful links for young people:

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Young Minds

Mental health problems are more common than you might think – three children in every classroom have a mental health problem.
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Children's Commissioner

Giving you the opportunity to have your say on lots of issues that are relevant for children and young people.
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Central Youth

Provides advice, information, counselling and sexual health services for young people aged 11 up to 25 – free and confidential.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Information about what FGM is and to help you stay safe

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Real Love Rocks

Supporting young people to have the confidence and information to chat and raise awareness about CSE, healthy relationships and staying safe.

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Beacon Counselling

Beacon Counselling aims to improve the lives of young people and children who experience mental and emotional distress.

Everyone's Different. A short film about bullying

This short film raises awareness about bullying and supports other young people who have been impacted by the same issues.
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Missing Kids UK

Sometimes it can feel like everything is too much at home and you have no other choice but to leave. You always have a choice.

Chance It: Youth Forum Safeguarding Animation

Adswood and Bridgehall’s Youth Forum have produced an original animation to raise awareness of safeguarding.
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Stockport Youth Partnership

Stockport Youth Partnership gives Stockport’s youth a voice.


Culture and religion should never be a reason to abuse children.


Get support. Take control. Feel better. A safe community to support your mental health, 24/7.


An online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform for young people.

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

CSE is a type of sexual abuse in which children are sexually exploited for money, power or status.  Children or young people may be tricked into believing they’re in a loving, consensual relationship.  They might be invited to parties and given drugs and alcohol and they may also be groomed online.  The links below give you more information about what CSE is and where to find help.

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It's Not Okay

Greater Manchester working together to end child sexual exploitation.
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Stop CSE

#SaySomething  –  listen to your instinct; if it doesn’t feel right – tell someone.
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Barnardo’s provides confidential support in a safe environment.
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Survivors Manchester

Supporting Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Rape…….. break the silence

Bullying and Cyberbullying

Bullying is behaviour that hurts someone – such as name calling, hitting, pushing, spreading rumours, threatening or undermining someone and it can happen anywhere, at any time of day or night.  The links below give you lots of information about bullying and what to do about it.

Bullying UK

A very detailed site from the world’s leading anti-bullying charity.


Cruelty to children must stop. FULL STOP.


There are some things you can do to make it stop.


Committed to fighting bullying


Practical advice and guidance on cyberbullying.

Think U Know

Age specific information and resources about internet safety.  You can also report abuse here.

Self Harm

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Young Minds

Information and resources about how making simple changes to your life can make a real difference to your mental health.  There are also details of organisations which can help you – don’t suffer in silence.  Feeling good is worth investing in.
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Self harm is when people set out to hurt or damage their health deliberately.  if you ever feel like hurting youself, please remember you are not alone.  Childline is there for you.  The site also contain self-harm coping techniques.
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Information about self-harm, how you can help yourself, treatment and support, and useful contacts.

Domestic Abuse

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The Hideout

Women’s Aid created The Hideout to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse
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This is Abuse

This is Abuse ran from 2010 to 2014. It was targeted at 13 to 18 year old boys and girls.

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Stockport Women's Centre

The Women’s Centre offers support services and therapeutic treatments to women suffering from domestic abuse.

Remember that you can ring Child Line at anytime on 0800 1111.

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