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Staying safe

Are you worried?

If you're worried it's important that you tell someone. Talk to:

  • a teacher
  • a social worker
  • another adult you can trust

If you feel unsafe you can call us in confidence:

Telephone: 0345 2000 109 (office hours) 
Telephone: (0191) 200 6800 (evenings and weekends)

If you think you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 999.

What is child abuse?

Child abuse is:

  • physical injury
  • sexual abuse
  • emotional harm or neglect
  • often caused by trusted people known to you, like a parent or relative
  • never your fault

Who else you can talk to

  • ChildLine gives help and advice on a range of issues
  • The NSPCC aims to stop cruelty to children
  • Think U Know give advice to stay safe online

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