Children & Young People
We support the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people throughout the UK and we’ve been doing so for 145 years.
CAFCASS looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings. It works with children and their families, and then advises the courts on what it considers to be in the children’s best interests.
Get Connected is the UK’s free, confidential helpline for young people under 25 who need help and don’t know where to turn. Our service is available 365 days a year and young people can contact us by phone, webchat, email, text message or use our online directory, WebHelp 24/7.
MindFull offers children and young people immediate online therapeutic support. Let It All Out at mindfull.org
We provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. fa-map-signs
We know how hard it can be to find the support you need sometimes, so we have put together a directory of organisations in UK that might be able to support you. Happy searching…
An advocacy services for children and young people up to the age of 25.
As a resource, the internet is a wonderful place for children to learn, explore ideas, and express themselves creatively. The internet is also key in a child’s social development, helping to strengthen communication skills, for example when playing games or chatting with friends.
However, parents should be aware that all these activities often come with risks. Kids online can be exposed to inappropriate content, cyberbullying, and even predators.
While keeping an eye on what your children see and do online helps protect them against these risks, it’s not easy monitoring your kids without feeling like you’re invading their privacy. Just asking what websites they visit may give the impression that you don’t trust your child.
The key to combatting any big risk is education. It’s important for you and your children to be aware of the dangers, how to protect against them, and how to identify the warning signs. This is why we’ve put together this guide, to help both you and your kids* understand how to navigate the internet safely.