Sexual Abuse is when you are:
An abuser can be male or female
They can be a stranger, somebody you love and trust, a family member or another young person such as a boyfriend or girlfriend.
They can also be the same sex as you
It can happen to boys and girls.
If you are being sexually abused it is not your fault and you are not alone, it is important that you tell someone.
A Home Office website which provides information and guidance on healthy relationships, and explains what is sexting, consent, and rape.
Whether it's relationship abuse, sexting, consent, issues on social media or forced marriage that you’re concerned about, Safe Date have all the facts, support and guidance to help you make the right decisions and stay safe.
Website providing information and guidance on healthy relationships, also contains stories and games.
Help if you’ve experienced rape, child sexual abuse or any kind of sexual violence details of local Rape Crisis services; information about sexual violence for survivors, people supporting survivors
FACE (Fighting Against Child Exploitation) is a group of young people, male and female, who are aware of the dangers of grooming and sexual exploitation. The website was developed by them to help other young people who are vulnerable or taking risks to inform them of the dangers out there and give information on how to keep safe.
Talk to somebody you trust: If you need help for yourself or are worried about a friend or family member, you should speak to an adult or someone that you feel comfortable with and can trust.
That could be family members, teachers, doctors, nurses, social workers or other adults who work with children. They will listen to what you have to say.
Don't be afraid to talk to these people if you are worried. They are there to help you.
If you are still worried about a friend or you need help, please contact:
Phone: 01904 551900
Outside office hours, at weekends and on public holidays contact the emergency duty team telephone: 01609 780780
Police - If there is immediate danger call 999
Childline - Phone: 0800 11 11 A free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We're here for you online, on the phone, anytime.