Children and Young People

Rape and sexual assault can happen to anyone.

If you have been raped or sexually assaulted it is important to speak to someone about the assault as soon as possible in order to get the support you need. Talk to someone that you trust and feel safe with, such as a parent, family member, friend, friends parent or teacher. You can also call us at the Blue Sky Centre on 02476 865505 for help and advice.

You have a right to confidentiality. However if the people you talk to are worried about your safety they might need to speak to a doctor or social worker. They will talk about this with you so you have the chance to let them know how you feel about it. They should take any worries you have seriously.

For advice about how to cope with sexual assault please click the following link:

http://www.thehavens.org.uk/docs/young_people.pdf

Thank you to The Havens for their permission to share the above link.

Useful links:

  • NSPCC Helpline:  Tel: 0800 800 500 (free phone) www.nspcc.org.uk<  Information and advice for children or anyone concerned about a child.
  • Childline<: Tel: 0800 1111 (free phone) www.childline.org.uk Free 24-hour helpline for any young person in trouble or danger.
  • Youth Access: Tel: 020 8772 9900 (Mon-Fri 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm). www.youthaccess.org.uk  Provides details of local advice, information & counselling services for 10-25 year olds. Also refers young people to free services such as drop-in centres.
  • YoungMinds Tel: 020 7336 8445 www.youngminds.org.uk  Parents Information Service: 0800 018 2138  (Mon & Fri 10am – 1pm, Tues-Thurs 1pm-4pm) Young Minds is the national charity committed to improving the mental health of all babies, children and young people. Young Minds Parents Information Service is a free confidential telephone service providing information, advice and details of other national/local services.
  • Respect Yourself Campaign (Warwickshire) Sexual Health and Information – All of the content on this site has been requested directly by young people. www.respectyourself.info
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