Staying safe

If you feel unsafe at home, or feel worried about a friend or other family members during the current situation, here are some things you may be able to do to get the help you need:

Young people

  • Text a trustworthy family member or safe adult who may be able to help you
  • Call Childline on 0800 1111 to talk through how you are feeling and your concerns
  • Call the police in an emergency (999) or a non-emergency (101)
  • Speak to Young Carers if you are looking after someone at home by calling 024 7621 7740
  • Look online at support available to young people from the Family Information Service
  • If you are 11-19 years old, text a school nurse about any concerns on 07507 331525 from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • If you feel unsafe or in danger, contact Warwickshire Children’s Services on 01926 414144 from 9am to 5.30pm on Monday to Thursday and 9am to 5pm on Friday. Outside of these hours, if you have an emergency, contact the emergency duty team on 01926 886922.

If you are unable to do any of the above because it isn’t safe to do so, perhaps you could alert a neighbour or passer-by to your situation.

Parents and carers