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Safeguarding information for Bristol children

If you are in immediate danger, call 999.

If you think you may be experiencing abuse or neglect you can tell any adult who works with you (teachers, social workers, doctors).

 

Sexual Violence

Help is available for individuals who have been affected by rape, sexual assault or abuse at any time in their lives

Bullying and Hate Crime

Resources and support for children who are experiencing bullying and hate crime.

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Resources and support related to the coronavirus outbreak.

Criminal exploitation

County lines is the police term for urban gangs supplying drugs to suburban areas and market and coastal towns.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is when people are fighting at home. This can be between parents or carers, or between children towards parents.

Drugs and alcohol

Drugs and alcohol affect people's lives and the lives of those around them who care.

Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a term for procedures that intentionally change or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. FGM is illegal and harmful to the health and wellbeing of girls and women.

Homelessness

There are lots of reasons why people become homeless. Here are some of the services in Bristol that can help if you or a friend have nowhere safe to stay

LGBTQ+

Information on services available to support the LGBTQ+ community

Mental Health

Everyone needs to take care of their mental health. Some people need more support than others to stay on top of it and there are services in Bristol that can help.

Online Safety

Resources to help you to keep your children safe online.

Prevent, extremism and radicalisation

The Prevent agenda aims to intervene when someone is at risk of radicalisation. Read about violent extremism and radicalisation and how to report a concern.

Sexual abuse and exploitation

Any child or young person may be at risk of sexual exploitation, regardless of their family background or other circumstances. This includes boys and young men as well as girls and young women.

Sexual Health

Everyone's sexual health is important. There are services in Bristol that can help to keep you safe and protected from sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy.

Young Carers

Young Carers are children and young people who look after an adult who needs extra support

Youth Services

Youth services are the groups and organisations that work with children and young people across Bristol to provide fun activities and mentoring

Rights and complaints

What are your rights as a child, and how to make a complaint about your care.

Children Affected by Parental Offending (CAPO)

The imprisonment of a household member is seen as one of the ten adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) known to have a significant impact on children.

Hate Crime

A hate incident is any incident which the victim, or anyone else, thinks is based on someone's prejudice towards them because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or because they are transgender.