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Helplines, National Advice & Guidance

Helplines , National Advice & Guidance

Confidential helpline: 0808 1000 900

The purpose of Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership (WSCP) is to support organisations to work together in a system where:

  • Children are safeguarded and their welfare is promoted;
  • Organisations work together, share and have joint ownership to improve outcomes for children;
  • Organisations challenge appropriately and hold one another to account;
  • There is early identification and analysis of emerging safeguarding risks;
  • Learning is promoted in a way that organisations can become more reflective and improve services for children and families
  • What to do if you are worried about a child
  • Child Exploitation
  • Safeguarding Babies and Infants
  • Private Fostering
  • Learning from safeguarding reviews and audits
  • Managing allegations
  • One Minute Guides
  • Safeguarding procedures
  • Child death arrangements
  • Key forms, tools, standards and frameworks
  • Education specific pages



Many victims of child hood abuse may feel able to disclose or seek support as adults.



Rise Above is where you will find interesting and useful stuff from the web and beyond to get us all talking about the things that matter to us. You’ll find inspiring and useful stories, videos, games and advice.  There are lots of ways you can get involved. Sign up and sign in to comment, share your ideas with Team Rise Above or have a say on what we feature on the site. So that’s Rise Above.


Peaceful protests, mass marches, and portrayals of violence. Petitions, political speeches, and demonstrations. The few years have seen movements advocating for an end to racial inequality on a mass scale. Yet, current affairs aren’t always tangible or immediately clear, especially from a child’s perspective. Many children may have questions about the images, stories, and conversations they hear on the news and around them. We can’t solely rely on schools to ensure children fully understand the Black Lives Matter movement and the issues that fuel the movement. As parents, if we haven’t already, it is also our responsibility to engage in positive and open discussions about race and racism with our children at home.   


Our vision is a world where all children and young people are able to achieve their full potential. A world in which they and their families get support that is designed with their input, available at the right time, and meets their needs, so that they can develop their emotional and mental health.






The Anti-Bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying.


The Youth Work Team’s vision…

We work with and for young people to fully prepare them for adulthood, equipped with the personal and social skills to be valued and engaged as citizens, capable of making positive choices and accessing opportunities.

We will achieve this through co-ordinating and delivering a programme of high quality youth work which will include:-

  • A programme of street based detached youth work where young people are identified as being involved in risky behaviours.
  • A targeted group work programme for young people experiencing difficulties or vulnerabilities.
  • National youth work programmes, such a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, UK Youth Parliament and British Youth Council.
  • Support to the voluntary community sector to increase youth work capacity and quality of provision available to young people in Wakefield.
  • Activity to ensure sufficient offer of positive youth activities is available to young people and publicized across the district.

Counselling Directory have created a dedicated bullying ‘hub’, containing mini fact-sheets aimed at parents, students and teachers to help those in need to seek help and support. They understand that it can be daunting and students/teachers suffering may feel that there is nowhere to turn, so they want to help.


ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a Childline Counsellor about anything – no problem is too big or too small. Call free on 0800 1111, have a 1-2-1 chat online or send an email.


Ivision Trust is the leading national charity working with parents and carers of sexually exploited children. They believe parents are, and should be valued as, key players and partners in safeguarding children from sexual exploitation outside the family. For confidential help and advice, call on 0113 240 3040.


If you are an adult who is worried about a child contact 0808 8005000. If you are a child that needs advice please call 08011 111.


Barnardo’s is a charity that supports vulnerable young people. Barnardo’s offer a range of support services in which can be accessed through there site. As examples they have support services for looked after children, children suffering from abuse, neglect and child sexual exploitation. 


Let’s Talk About It is an initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.


Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse.


Early Help means providing support to a child, young person or their family as soon as a problem emerges. Whether you’re a parent, a young person or an Early Help professional looking for advice, support or family activities, you’ll find all the information you need on these pages.

Children First Hubs will work alongside the professionals already involved with your family and can offer short term co-ordinated packages of support for a range of issues including:

  • Family relationships
  • Behaviours that are challenging
  • School attendance
  • Emotional and mental health
  • Domestic abuse
  • Parental conflict
  • Housing issues
  • Employment and debt problems


We build better family lives together


Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country. We have been building stronger families since 1869, and today work with over 60,000 families through over 160 community-based services. Thousands more are supported with financial assistance through education and welfare grants programmes.
Our innovative services reach out to those in need, we strengthen families and communities, build skills and resilience and improve the life chances of children and adults.

As parents we want our children to grow up feeling safe, loved and secure in the knowledge that they have a place in society. Our trans children deserve to grow up knowing that they enjoy those same rights, respect and protections, not just amongst family and friends, but as they make their way in the world.

We are a national specialist infrastructure and membership organisation. We work to strengthen and support LGBT+ groups, organisations and projects so that they can deliver direct services and campaign for individual rights. 



Parent Talk is our online advice hub. Browse expert articles on common parenting questions – from potty training to emotional wellbeing. Or use our live chat to connect directly to a qualified parenting coach. It’s all free, and no topic is too big, small, or embarrassing.



Providing information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent’s drinking

1 in 5 people in the UK are affected by a parent’s drinking. #URNotAlone – Free Helpline 08003583456


What we offer – Inspiring Futures provides non-judgmental, tailored support and advice for young people who feel that they need help with their drug and/or alcohol use. Offering advice, education and harm reduction, relating to drug and or alcohol.


The Children’s Commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza, promotes and protects the rights of children, especially the most vulnerable, and advocates for their views and interests.