Staying Safe

Although growing up can be difficult, most children and young people receive the love and care they need to develop into healthy, happy young adults.

But some are harmed (hurt, neglected and used) by adults or other children. Younger children may not be aware that what is happening to them is abuse.

Abuse can mean different things to different children, and can happen once or many times.

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Strangers

Do not talk to strangers
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Walking

Walk to and from school or college in groups.
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Gifts

Do not take gifts from people you do not know.
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Vehicles

Never accept a ride from strangers.
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Trust

Tell someone you trust if someone is making you feel uncomfortable.
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Suspicious

Walk to and from school or college in groups.
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Whereabouts

Never leave home without telling your parents/carers where you are going.
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Online Saftey

Never give out any personal information to people that you meet on line – no matter who you think you're talking to.

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
  • GM Procedures Manual