If you or your family are in immediate danger, or if you have sustained physical injuries, call the police and emergency services on 999.

Children and Young People

Do you ever feel afraid to go home? Is someone making you do things you don’t want to do? Find out how to get help.

Children and young people can be affected by abuse too, either from their own partners, peers, or family members, or by witnessing abuse in their home.

Children and young people can experience all types of abuse covered by this website e.g. female genital mutilation, forced marriage, sexual violence, or abuse from their partner. Children and young people can also be hurt by seeing or being involved in violence and abuse between adults.

You don’t have to put up with anything that makes you scared, upset or uncomfortable, there are lots of people who can help you. It is never your fault, and you will be believed.

If this is happening to you, there are things you can do to help keep yourself safe. Click here to find out how.

Read more of Amy’s story on The Hideout’s website

Main contact for help

ChildLine

Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, talk to a counsellor online, send ChildLine an email or post on the message boards.
0800 1111
www.childline.org.uk

Advice and resources

 

 

People who can help

If you are scared of someone or afraid of what they might do to you, there is help available.

11-24 (WISH)

1:1 support and group programmes for young people experiencing or using violence/abuse.

0117 9038632

Independent Sexual Abuse Advisor (ISVA)

Service for victims of rape and sexual assault, both recent and historic.

0117 925 0680

www.safelinksupport.co.uk

The Hideout

Online space to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it’s happening to you.

www.thehideout.org.uk

4YP Bristol

4YP is a way for young people in Bristol to find free help and advice on relationships, sex and contraception.

www.4ypbristol.co.uk

BASE

Free and confidential advice, information and support for young people at risk of sexual exploitation or who are in an unsafe sexual relationship.

0117 934 9726

www.barnardos.org.uk/basebristol

Off The Record

Free and confidential information, advice and counselling on all issues, including sexual health for young people aged 11 – 25.

0808 808 9120

www.otrbristol.org.uk

Platform 51 – Bristol Young Women’s Centre

Free counselling and informal education groups for young women aged 13 – 30 on a low income.

0117 963 8775

www.platform51.org

Bristol Rape Crisis

Free and confidential information, advice and counselling on all issues, including sexual health for young people aged 11 – 25.

0117 929 8868

www.bristolrapecrisis.org.uk

NSPCC FGM helpline

If you need advice or information about female genital mutilation or are worried about a child at risk you can contact us 24/7 on 0800 028 3550 or fgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk

"I felt confused, I knew what was happening was wrong but I also didn’t know what was right. I had never been told what was normal in a relationship and I didn’t realise that it’s ok to say no and that he should have respected that."

Amy