The Home Office has launched a campaign that aims to support secondary-age children to recognise abuse when it happens to them, or to others, and to seek appropriate support.
The ‘Something’s not right’ campaign was developed in close collaboration with the NSPCC, Barnardo’s, The Children’s Society, Internet Watch Foundation and the Marie Collins Foundation, in response to evidence that
suggests young people faced a greater risk of sexual abuse, criminal exploitation and domestic abuse due to the impact of coronavirus.
It is targeted at 13 – 18 year olds in England who have become victim to these harms and aims to empower those young people to get the help and support they need.
Children and young people can head to the Childline website for more information, and those that work with young people are encouraged to share this website with anyone who they feel could benefit from the information.
The campaign materials are designed to help young people identify abusive behaviour and safely seek help. They contain information such as:
- how to make an appointment with a doctor
- when to call the police
- how to bring up the subject of abuse with a trusted adult
- looking after your mental health
To help you spread the word about this campaign you can also download free:Back to blog