If you are a young person who is feeling unhappy or feel that you being abused
YOU NEED TO TELL SOMEBODY
YOU CAN TELL AN ADULT Parent, Grand Parent, Friend, Teacher, Youth Worker, Police Officer
YOU NEED TO TELL SOMEBODY
These people will have been trained to help you.
If the person you are unhappy with is somebody from the list you will need to tell another trusted adult.
If you prefer you can talk to somebody at ChildLine 0800 11 11 (include link maybe a button to the website)
Stick to streets that you know, or keep to busy areas which are well lit. Safety in numbers! Try not to walk home alone.
Let an adult you trust know where you are going and when you will return. If your plans change, try to ring or text someone to tell them what time youíll be home.
Remember you can call 100 from a phone box to reverse the charges. And most payphones and mobiles will let you dial 999 even if you have no money or credit. Know your home address and telephone number.
If youíre on a bus on your own, pick a seat near the driver. On a train, find an open carriage with lots of people in it.
Be streetwise. Keep valuables out of sight. Cash, jewellery, mobile phones and MP3 players are all tempting targets.
NEVER add friends to your social network page you donít know.
NEVER accept a lift off people you donít know.
NEVER agree to meet people off the internet that you donít know in the real world.
Be yourself and donít do anything that you donít want to do! Donít buckle to peer pressure and never be afraid to stand up to bullies!
YOUNG PEOPLEíS LSCB
The development of a Young Peopleís LSCB was prioritised by the Board and included in the business plan 2009/11. The established Blaenau Gwent Youth Forum were consulted on the development of a Ďjunior LSCBí and suggested that an arrangement could be made where the youth forum could also act as the junior LSCB by giving over 4 meetings per year.
Timeline of Young People LSCB meetings and events
Workshop to develop Young People LSCB
Youth Mayor and Young People LSCB member addresses annual LSCB conference
Developed booklet for young people who take part in child protection meeting
Fed into internet safety guidance
Helped develop LSCB website Ė young personís section Ė the top tips on the front page!
Participated in development of Children and Young Peopleís plan and LSCB business plan needs assessment
Operation Thistle presentation and feedback.
Assisted in development of information booklet for Looked After Children.
Final comments on CYP Plan and LSCB business plan.
The priorities identified by Young People LSCB in order of importance are
Dealing with Neglect
Engaging with young people and awareness raising
Addressing bullying and better support for homeless young people
If you would like more information on the Young People LSCB or are interested in becoming a member please contact Blaenau Gwent LSCB through firstname.lastname@example.org