If you or someone you know is in immediate danger then contact the police on 999
Welcome to North Wales Safeguarding Children’s Board! (NWSCB for short)
Safeguarding is about protecting children and young people from abuse or neglect and educating those around them to recognise the signs and dangers.
One of the most important things is that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Professionals and organisations must do everything they can, to make sure that children at risk are protected from abuse.
Are you worried about something?
Do you need to talk to someone?
It’s often very difficult to talk about abuse – but if you don’t tell anyone they can’t help you stop it
If you, a friend or someone you know is being hurt, treated in a way that makes you feel scared or unsafe, or you feel very alone or unhappy, please tell someone about it so they can try to help you. Talk to someone you can trust, like a teacher or a nurse at your school. They will listen to you and support you, and talk through what can be done to help sort things out.
You can get help in any of these ways:
In an emergency – such as when someone is being hit or shut out of their home – ring the police on 999. In a non-urgent situation you can also contact the police on 101.
Or you can contact:
ChildLine on 0800 1111 or go to the ChildLine Website
NSPCC on 0800 800 5000 or go to the NSPCC Website
If you don’t want to talk to someone you don’t know, you can ask an adult that you trust, like a teacher or youth worker or even a friend, to make the phone call for you. When people are working with children and young people they have to follow set procedures, but they will explain to you what they will do and should be able to support you through the process.
If you are being bullied or you’re worried about anything that’s happening or could happen to you when you go on the internet, there are some helpful websites that you may want to have a look at. We’ve listed these below.
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