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I'm worried about a child

You (or your friend) are being abused?

  • If you are in immediate danger you should contact emergency services on 999
  • Talk to a trusted adult (eg parent, carer, teacher, youth worker)
  • You can call ChildLine anytime on 0800 1111 or you can chat to a counsellor online Child Line.
  • Telephone the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub on 0161 253 5678 (outside normal office hours 0161 253 6606) or email childwellbeing@bury.gov.uk
  • You can call the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000.
  • Ring the police on 101

You are being bullied?

  • Visit Gov.uk - Bullying at School or Think U Know?. They provide information on what to do about bullying and help for people who want to stop bullying.
  • Talk to a trusted adult (e.g. parent, carer, teacher, youth worker)

You are experiencing or witnessing domestic violence?

Domestic violence is usually when a parent, step parent, boyfriend or girlfriend is hurting your parent. It could also be that your boyfriend or girlfriend is hurting you. If this is the case you can

  • In an emergency dial 999
  • Greater Manchester Police have a specialist department with trained domestic violence and abuse officers who can help. They can be contacted on 0161 856 8064.
  • Call ChildLine anytime on 0800 1111 or you can chat to a counsellor online on Child Line.
  • Telephone the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub on 0161 253 5678 (outside normal office hours 0161 253 6606) or email childwellbeing@bury.gov.uk
  • Find out more about a range of local support services The Bury Directory - Domestic abuse

You are running away from home or have nowhere to go home to?

You are worried about drugs and alcohol?

The Talk to Frank website has lots of information about all kinds of drugs and ways of getting support if you think you or a friend has a problem.

You are worried about forced marriage?

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office offer support for victims of forced marriage. Read more on Gov.uk - Forced marriage.

You are worried about female genital mutilation (FGM)?

Visit Petals (FGM) website.