Please click on the relevant sections for further information.

The Victims’ Code: For Young victims of crime

This booklet explains the support available to under 18’s.

Please click here for more information

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)

A promotional trailer for Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)'s new education resource aimed at preventing the sexual exploitation of young people, can be viewed by clicking here.

Education professionals can download the full film and Guidance Pack by clicking here.

The FJYPB

The FJYPB supports the work of the Family Justice Board by enabling young people to have a direct say in the way in which services for children and young people are run. See more at: www.cumbriatogether.com/latest/articles/would-you-like-to-join-the-fjypb/#sthash.bq67gJJH.dpuf

 

Tackling on-line safety: partnership announced between 02 and NSPCC

The partnership between 02 and the NSPCC seeks to ensure that parents have access to practical advice and support to help keep their children safe online. They are providing one-on-one free expert technical advice to parents via a dedicated new helpline (0808 800 5002), as well as interactive workshops delivered in workplaces and schools.

02 and the NSPCC recognise the many educational and communication benefits of the internet. They also understand that parent and carers often need help, advice and support to keep their children safe in the face of risks posed by the "online world". Parents often find it difficult to keep up to date with new developments and to talk and listen to their children about these matters.

Full details of the partnership are available on the NSPCC website (www.nspcc.org.uk) and on www.02.co.uk/nspcc

Always there when I need you: ChildLine Annual Review 2014/15

The NSPCC Annual Review of ChildLine's helpline activity covering the period 2014/15 reveals that in 2014/15 there was nearly 290,000 ChildLine counselling sessions with children and young people about issues affecting them. Looking at what they contact about can help NSPCC to build up a picture of their lives and the nature of problems they face.

The top ten reasons about which children and young people contacted ChildLine were
1.Family Relationships
2.Low self esteem/unhappiness
3.Abuse
4.Bullying/online bullying
5.Self harm
6.Suicidal
7.Friendship Issues
8.Sex/relationships/puberty/sexual health
9.School/education problems
10.Mental health/depressive disorders 

The review provides an analysis of the numbers of children and young people counselled by ChildLine, their characteristics, and trends over recent years.

Abuse remains a priority issues that children and young people contact ChildLine about. Last year over 26,000 children and young people contacted childline with concerns about sexual, physical or emotional abuse or neglect.

Always there when I need you focuses on mental health and wellbeing concerns. As can be seen from the listing above, four of the top ten reasons for contacting ChildLine relate to mental health.

ChildLine found that, worryingly, many young people felt they received little help and were unable to get the vital help they needed.

You can read the ChildLine annual review, Always there when I need you, on the NSPCC website, www.nspcc.org.uk

 

Tea and Consent

 

 

The National Missing Person's Charity Missing People launched a new website

On 30 October, the national missing person's charity Missing People launched a new website, to complement and support its own runaway helpline, which has been supporting young people for many years. The helpline is run by the charity, and their staff and volunteers are trained professionals providing confidential non-judgemental listening support and advice.

The new website provides information and support to young people before, while and after they are missing. Many people would rather research online than speak to someone when they first have a problem. This is why Missing People have created the first online space with detailed information, links and videos about running away and all the problems that make young people feel like leaving home.

The runaway helpline,  is free, confidential and 24/7 and by phone, text and email.
http://www.runawayhelpline.org.uk/

Pause for Thought

8-week Personal Development Course

(for women aged 16 – 19)

(1) Womanhood
(2) Embracing Difference
(3) The Media and Celeb Culture
(4) Style & Appearance
(5) Who am I?
(6) Relationships
(7) Love and Belonging
(8) Reflections & New Beginnings

 What is Pause for Thought?

An 8-session (2-hours per session) Personal Development course for women aged 16 – 19 years. It is particularly effective for young people who are socially isolated and struggling with issues such as domestic abuse, substance misuse, mental illness, criminality, victims of crime or young people who have been in the care system. However, the course extends to all young women aged 16 – 19 and has no specific referral criteria.

What are the aims and objectives of Pause for Thought?

  • To build confidence and self-worth in a safe environment through activities, discussions and feedback from others.
  • To begin the process of self-acceptance within a non-judgemental space, allowing young women to explore and develop their individual identity.
  • To connect with other young women who have similar experiences as a process to recovery, sharing their stories as part of the group process.
  • To challenge inherent prejudice, assumptions and discrimination and allow young women to think differently about themselves and each other.
  • To understand what constitutes sexual consent and the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships.
  • To understand the influence society has on our relationship with our bodies and begin to safely explore what impact this has on our self-esteem and confidence.

How to refer

Contact us on 01229 311102 or email Katy Scott, Development Worker on katy@womenscommunitymatters.org to arrange an initial appointment.

Pilot starts on Thursday 21st January 2016, 4.30 – 6.30pm, with a week break for half-term.

 

 

 

Technology helps students ‘ChatHealth’

An exciting new text messaging service called ChatHealth has launched here in Cumbria, it allows secondary school children to text their school nurse with any issues they are having in a confidential way. 11-19 year olds in Cumbria can reach their School Nurse on is 07480 635 458- See more at: https://www.cumbriapartnership.nhs.uk/news/press-releases/technology-helps-students-chathealth#sthash.5oviC0Q0.dpbs 

NSPCC - Lets Talk PANTS!

Talking PANTS teaches children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they're upset or worried.

Click below for further information:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/

NSPCC - Pokémon Go: a parent's guide

Pokémon Go is a game where you collect and trade cute creatures called Pokémon (Pocket Monsters).

It's one of the first popular games to use "augmented reality" - a kind of cross between real life and an online world. The game makes it look like Pokémon appear in real life places by using the GPS and camera on your phone.

For further information, please click below:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/pokemon-go-parents-guide/

What's the problem? A guide for parents of children and young people who have got in trouble online

Please click here to view the guide.

Keeping Kids Safe Online - NSPCC

'The internet is like a magician’s hat. It's full of exciting things to discover and kids love it. But while they seem to know what they’re doing, sometimes their parents don’t – and that can be a worry. That’s why the NSPCC and o2 have partnered to help parents keep their kids safe online. Here are some of the things you can do, and some of the ways we can help – every step of the way.' to read more please click here.

Going to Court

Please click the below link to an interactive courtroom. There is lots of information to help you understand what happens when you are a witness at court. 

https://www.youandco.org.uk/courtroom/

NSPCC

Please see below video issued by NSPCC - helping to keep children safe online

 

 

The National Crime Agency Have Launched A New Thinkuknow Resource for Eight-to-Ten Year Olds 

For more information please click here.

Links to NSPCC Resources - Primary and Secondary Age

Please see links below:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/teaching-resources/  

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

"Share Aware" advise for parents about Safety online

Share Aware, from NSPCC and O2, gives parents all the tools they need to have regular and informed conversations with their child about staying safe online. Under 20% of parents discuss online safety regularly with their children but we want to get every family talking about their child’s life online, just as they would their day at school.

Parents can sign up to the Icebreaker email series and become an expert in their child’s online world in 6 weeks, follow our four simple steps to keeping kids safe online, watch our film ‘Safety advice from a 10 year old’ or visit Net Aware – our guide to your child’s social networks apps and games.

The internet is a great place for kids to be, being Share Aware makes it safer.

  1. Just like in real life, kids need our help to stay safe online. Teach your child to be #ShareAware with @NSPCC and @O2 https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/
  2. Teach your child to be #ShareAware online, with step-by-step advice from @NSPCC https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/

To kids, online life is real life. And, just like in real life, kids need help to stay safe online.

Share Aware is an NSPCC and O2 campaign to help parents have regular and informed conversations with their child about online safety. We're aiming to get every family in the UK chatting about their kids' online world, just like they would about their day at school.

We tell children that’s it’s good to share, but online it’s different and sometimes it can be dangerous. Through our straight-forward, step-by-step advice and Icebreaker email series, we’ll show parents how to untangle the web and teach children how to make the right decisions online, even when parents aren’t there.

  • Our new TV ad – Safety advice from a 10 year old.

  • Icebreakers email series – We’ve teamed up with O2 to create a bespoke email series full of tips and information on different issues eg cyberbullying and inappropriate content, with activities parents can complete with their child.

  • Family agreements – We have created a downloadable family agreements document for families to complete and fill in together.

  • Share Aware homepage - Read our step-by-step guide to being Share Aware and our TEAM (Talk, Explore, Manage, Agree) framework on how to stay safe online in four simple steps.

  • Net Aware- Our guide to the most popular social networks sites, apps and games that children use. New sites site such asMusical.ly, Kiwi and Pokemon Gohave been added this year, along with a breaking news page and top tips from O2 Gurus on blocking, private account settings or in-app purchases. The new Net Aware can be downloaded on both iOS and Android.

  • Teaching resources – Download Share Aware teaching resources for use in the classroom.

  • Specialised advice - Advisors at our O2 & NSPCC Online Safety Helpline – 0808 800 5002 – are here to help with any questions, or anyone can make an appointment with a Guru in store.

 

Virtual Courtroom Experience

Please follow the below link to see an interactive courtroom which also explains special measures. 

https://www.youandco.org.uk/courtroom

Staying Safe Online

Below are links to videos relating to abuse and access the health services:

·         Happy Ending? The dangers of on-line grooming: https://youtu.be/VfpEEfwmMOc

·         Exploitative Relationships: Spotting Sexual Exploitation: https://youtu.be/9G-G_bjMhsU

·         Surviving Abuse: https://youtu.be/dRpmUZGm6KU

·         Duty of Care: A case for mandatory reporting:  https://youtu.be/lJBYwG7O7O4

·         Poster: Social Media Dangers: https://flic.kr/p/UeG8Cy

 

For further information regarding Fixers go to http://www.fixers.org.uk/

 

NSPCC Net Aware Report “Freedom to Express Myself Safely”

Please click here to view the report.