Getting help and advice
In Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, we think that it is very important for children and young people to know what to do if they are worried about themselves, a friend or another person in the family and to be able to get help or advice.
All children have rights, no matter how old you are, your colour, religion or family situation. Some of these rights include a right to not be harmed by other people or used in ways that hurt you (exploited) .
Here you can find advice on how to keep safe, but also what to do if you or someone you know is getting harmed (sometimes known as abuse).
If you or someone you know is being hurt or is very unsafe right now, you should dial 999.
If you are worried about yourself or someone you know, you should talk to an adult you trust or ring ChildLine on 0800 1111
If, after speaking to ChildLine, you still feel worried you can call our
MARU (0300 123 1116 during the day or 01208 251 300 after 5pm and at weekends).
The MARU is a team of people in Cornwall who will listen to what you are worried about. They can give you advice or make decisions about what to do to help you (or the person you are worried about) to be safe.
Here is a link to information about Coronavirus, what you can do if you have worries about it or if you do not feel safe at home.