Just like me?

If you’re a child or young person under the age of 18 then this section of the TSCB website is for you.

We’ve called this page ‘Just like me?’ because we want you to read the information and if any of it sounds just like what you’re going through;

  • at home,
  • at school,
  • online,
  • when you’re with your friends,
  • when you’re with your boyfriend or girlfriend

then we want you to know that you can and should get help because it’s not right.

You have rights

Every child in the UK is entitled to a list of basic rights.

One of those rights is to be protected from abuse or exploitation and that’s what Tameside Safeguarding Children Board is all about. It’s our job to make sure that you are kept safe from harm.

Safe from Harm

We’re giving you the information below on the most common types of harm that children and young people suffer from. If when you read the information it sounds ‘just like me’ then you can ask for advice, ask for help or report it.

If you want to get help from people in Tameside then you can ring Tameside’s Public Service Hub for advice and support.

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm on 0161 342 4101

Monday to Friday 5.00pm to 8.30 am, weekends and public holidays on 0161 342 2222

Or speak to somebody in your school, your GP, or youth worker.

In emergencies always ring 999

If you prefer to get help or support from somewhere else then there are lots of national charities and websites that specialise in different types of help. The links below will take you to those that we recommend.


What to do if you are worried about a child

If you think a child is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s well-being please contact one of the numbers shown on this page.

Your phone call could help to safeguard a child who may be at risk.

If the situation is immediately dangerous for the child then ring 999 and ask for the Police.

If the child is not in immediate danger contact:

Public Service Hub

  • Monday to Friday during office hours - 0161 342 4101
  • Monday to Friday outside office hours and weekends and public holidays – 0161 342 2222
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