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I have a disability

Many young people have some kind of learning, sensory or physical disability. Unfortunately we know that if you have any kind of disability you are more likely to experience bullying or abuse of some kind. That is not ok and it is important that you know how to stay safe. it is also important that you know what to do if you believe you are being abused or that you are worried about it happening.

Some children and young people need support from friends or trusted adults to make sure they are able to communicate their views and feelings. Adults have a responsibility to make sure that happens and here is advice about how this should be done. 

Some children and young people need support to move around and carry out day to day tasks including washing, showering or getting dressed. This means that they might have different adults help them with this.  If something does not feel right or you know someone is hurting you or taking advantage of you. Say NO and tell someone you trust or contact someone for help

For those of you looking on this page today who want some advice and guidance about different areas of your life, have a look at the links below: 

Hearing impairments

Physical  disabilities

Dyslexia or Learning disability

Autism 

Cornwall has something called a Local Offer which explains what you are entitled to in order to have opportunities and be included like all other children. You can find out more about it here or watch the film....

For older young people and young adults, here is further advice and blogs about housing, further education. employment, transport, relationships and travel.

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