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Children & Young People

Welcome to the WSSCP Children & Young People’s pages

Here you will find links to information, advice and guidance on a range of issues that might impact on your safety and wellbeing.

If  you are worried about your own or a friend’s safety see our Worried about someone page

We want all children and young people in West Sussex to have happy, safe lives. This starts with you looking after yourself.

It’s Good To Talk

It may sound simple, but if you are worried about anything the best thing you can do is talk to someone you trust. This could be

  • Friend
  • Parent/carer
  • Teacher
  • Youth worker
  • Social worker

They may not always know exactly what to do, but if they are an adult they can find out and help you. Just talking to someone can help you realise whether your worry is little and may just sort its self out in time, or whether it is a big worry, which means you need to do something about it as it is not going to get better until you do. Friends can be useful at helping you decide if your problem is big or small and they can help you tell an adult if you need to.

* You can also talk to ChildLine You can talk to them about anything. No problem is too big or too small.

* You can contact ChildLine in loads of different ways, whether that’s by going online and using the 1-2-1 chats or   emailing, or by calling for free on 0800 1111 (the calls won’t even show up on the phone bill).

* The Sussex Police Snapchat stories have information and animations regarding a range of issues young people face,     they can be found here.

* You can also look at the Worried About Yourself or Someone Else Poster (Young Person Version) which will provide       you with some useful information on keeping yourself safe and who to contact if you need help.