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Children and Young People

Information for children and young people who are worried about something that has happened.

Information for Children and Young People

The most important thing after an assault is that you are safe. If you think you are in any danger at all, it is very important that you call the police if it is safe to use your phone. They will make sure that you are safe from harm.

Call 999 straight away if you think you are in any danger and ask for the police. If you have been injured, tell the police when you speak to them and they will make sure you get the treatment you need.

We offer help and support to children and young people who have been sexually assaulted or raped, however long ago it happened.

We understand that you may be feeling scared, confused and alone. You might be angry or very upset. You may not feel much at all. Everyone feels differently. All reactions are completely normal.

It is important to know that you are not to blame for what happened, no matter what the circumstances were.

We will always listen to you, believe what you tell us and support you in a way that you understand and agree with.

You can call our Helpline for support 0115 941 0440

or you can click on the link below to fill in a form

You might have questions about what has happened

If you are worried about whether or not you should call us for support on what has happened to you, you can read some information here that may answer some of your questions.


Fraser Guidelines

Our workers follow the Fraser guidelines when talking to children and young people about personal or sexual matters. The Fraser guidelines help us to give you the most appropriate advice and treatment when you are under 16 years of age.

The guidelines help us decide together whether we can offer you services without the need to gain parental consent. Our workers will talk this through with you and ask you some questions to find out if you understand what we can help you with and how we can help you.

If we do feel that we need to gain parental consent to support you we will explain the reasons for this and help you to discuss this with the person that has parental responsibility.


Information for Parents, Relatives, Friends and Carers

If you are concerned about a child that you know or you are supporting a child who has made a disclosure to yourself or someone else, you can find some useful information on this page.


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