Advice and support to help you be as safe as possible
It’s important to be aware of what you can do to be as safe as possible. If someone is hurting you, or making you do things that you do not want to do, or making you feel afraid or worried please remember that this is not your fault and there is help available for you.
If you have a worry the most important thing is to talk to someone who can help you.
Sometimes this is hard because you feel embarrassed or are not sure who they will tell. If you do not want to talk to your parents or carers you could talk to:
All workers have a duty to tell the police or a social worker about any young person who may come to serious harm.
Different workers have slightly different rules about what and when they have to report. Check out before you talk to anyone what their rules are.
You can always talk to a doctor or a nurse about sexual health or contraception without them telling anyone else unless they think you are at very serious risk of harm.
A good place to start is the internet. You can surf the net for free in your local library. The staff at the library will help you use the machines if you ask them. Some useful websites to try: