Information for Children and Young PeopleIf 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.
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.
18 or under? ChildLine offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help.
Here are some useful links for young people:
Everybody’s Business is a youth-led website that raises awareness about female genital mutilation and provides regular comment about UK and global actions to end the practice.
Greater Manchester’s Safeguarding Partnership has teamed up with the charity ‘Missing People’ and their Runaway Helpline to let young people know there is somewhere they can turn for support and advice on staying safe.
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.
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.
Stockport Self Harm Information Guide
We have produced a self-harm document (PDF 522kb) that contains some information to access a selection of self-help resources designed to support young people who are self-harming.
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.
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.