Are you a child or young person and feel unsafe?

Life during the coronavirus pandemic has been a worrying, lonely and scary time.

If your situation is making you feel anxious or worried about your physical or mental health, visit our health and wellbeing page for steps you can take to improve your own mental wellbeing. 

Sometimes talking to an adult you trust on the phone, by email or video chat can help if family life is feeling difficult or unsafe. This might be a teacher at school or another family member.

If you don’t feel you can do this, you can:

You can also:

Staying safe online

Try to only communicate online with people you know as much as possible, and tell a parent or carer if someone you don’t know is trying to contact you or making you feel scared or uncomfortable.

While talking to friends via the internet is a great way to keep in touch, it’s also important to make sure you know:

  • How to stay safe online - learn more about online safety
  • How to avoid bullying - learn about the signs of bullying and get help on our bullying page
  • How to recognise if someone online is trying to groom or harm you. Report online sexual abuse to CEOP


Your Own Place finds new solutions to the old problem of homelessness by stopping it happening in the first place, providing mentoring support, independent living skills and lots of other help and advice around coping with issues around the Coronavirus emergency. Find out more on these social media links:

Your Own Place Facebook
Your Own Place Twitter
Your Own Place Instagram

Knife crime

KnifeFree has information, advice and support around knife-carrying and knife crime.

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