Useful Information and Websites for Children and Young People

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions and topics with good links to sites that can answer your question.

What is legal when/age?
www.askthe.police.uk enter “Calderdale” press go, in search enter “Ages”.

How can I leave home?
www.leavinghome.info

I’m in trouble with the Police
www.youthfax.org/about-youthfax

How old do you have to be to baby-sit?
www.rospa.com/childsafety

I think I may be pregnant
www.teenagehealthfreak.org or www.waryas.co.uk


Topics:

Children’s Rights
This gives you information about your rights, for example, from being safe, to making sure that no children are disadvantaged because they are refugees or disabled or looked after.
Young peoples guide to the UNCRC

Personal Safety
www.saferlancashire.co.uk
www.kidscape.org.uk

Anti social Behaviour – www.direct.gov.uk/YoungPeople  scroll down to young people on left hand side click on crime and justice, heading Types of Crime, click on anti social behaviour or www.homeoffice.gov.uk/ in quick search enter “anti social behaviour” press search or www.adviceguide.org.uk

Crime and consequences

www.thesite.org

Smart water/safety

www.rospa.com

Bullying
www.bbc.co.uk or www.nspcc.org.uk in search enter bullying press go, choose from items available http://www.kidscape.org.uk/
Click here to visit the Calderdale Council website: Useful Information on Bullying 

Sexual health and contraception
www.avert.org
www.waryas.co.uk
www.teenagehealthfreak.org

Drink and drugs
www.thesite.org/drinkanddrugs
www.askthe.police.uk enter in Warrington then in quick search enter drink or drugs, press go or www.talktofrank.com

Internet safety
www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Domestic abuse
www.thehideout.org.uk
NSPCC Domestic Abuse
Women’s Refuge – help for children

Family Courts
CaFCASS have produced guidance for children and young people to explain what happens when the local authority applies for a care order and care proceedings are taking place.  Click on this link to find out more: CaFCASS guide to care proceedings

Forced Marriage
www.askthe.police.uk
www.karmanirvana.org.uk

Mental health
www.youngminds.org.uk
www.mentalhealth.org.uk
www.mentalhealthcare.org.uk

Riding motor bikes
www.askthe.police.uk

Being in Care
www.rights4me.org.uk
www.thewhocarestrust.org.uk
www.nyas.net

Private Fostering
See the page on the website Private Fostering – Information for children and young people

Dangerous Dogs
These sites provide information on dangerous dogs – what you need to know.
http://www.safe.met.police.uk/dangerous_dogs/get_the_facts.html
www.gov.uk/control-dog-public

What to do and where to get support in Calderdale
YoYo – A place where you can go to find everything you need to know from sports clubs right through to general advice and support
http://yoyo.calderdale.gov.uk/

Radicalisation
‘Let’s Talk About It’ is a website that provides a lot of information about radicalisation and the support that is available to prevent someone from becoming involved in terrorism
http://www.ltai.info/

PREVENT have developed a survey for young people from across the UK to take part in the Youth Online Understanding Radicalisation (YOUR) Survey to find out how they are affected by the serious issues of radicalisation and travel to areas of conflict such as Syria and Iraq.  PREVENT want young people to share their views and opinions on this important issue, not only to help increase their understanding of how best the police service can challenge misperceptions, but also to enable them to communicate with young people more effectively. It is their chance to influence change and help police to improve access to information.

All participants in the short survey will remain anonymous and the information provided will only be used for the purposes of this research. Young people have the option of contacting PREVENT if they want to volunteer to participate in further debates  and local initiatives. Anyone who is under 18 and wishes to contact us is asked to seek permission from their parent or guardian.

The findings from the survey will be really important in helping to keep young people safe.  Click on the link if you want to take part in this important survey
http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/139832MNCUQ/?x=011

Running Away
Young People run away for lots of reasons.  This website provides a confidential helpline and information on:

  • Abuse and Violence
  • Arguments
  • Bullying
  • Crime
  • Being in care
  • Home and Family
  • Emotions, Feelings and Mental Health
  • Sexuality and Gender Identity
  • Sex and Sexual Health
  • Homelessness and Housing
  • Physical Health or Health and Wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • School / College
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • I’m not from the UK

Click on the link ‘Running Away’ to access this very useful website

Family Justice Young People’s Board (FJYPB)
The Family Justice Young People’s Board (FJYPB) has produced this interesting newsletter FJYPB Newsletter 2015 which includes the findings from an inspection of services for children and young people to see how child-friendly they really are.  It also provides a number of questions for the agencies represented on local Safeguarding Children Boards  to ask themselves whether or not they include, listen to and act on the voice of children and young people.