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Bury Safeguarding Children Board

Working together to safeguard children and young people in Bury

"What to do if...."

You (or your friend) are being abused?

  • Talk to a trusted adult (eg parent, carer, teacher, youth worker)
  • You can call ChildLine anytime on 0800 1111 or you can chat to a counsellor online Child Line.
  • Contact Bury Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (0161-253 -5678) during office hours 8.45 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday) or Emergency Duty Team (0161-253-6606) outside of office hours, or email us childwellbeing@bury.gov.uk.
  • Ring the police on 101

You are being bullied?

  • Visit Gov.uk - Bullying at School or Think U Know?. They provide information on what to do about bullying and help for people who want to stop bullying.
  • Talk to a trusted adult (eg parent, carer, teacher, youth worker)

You are experiencing/witnessing domestic violence?

Domestic violence is usually when a parent, step parent, boyfriend or girlfriend is hurting your parent. It could also be that your boyfriend or girlfriend is hurting you. If this is the case you can

  • Talk to a trusted adult (eg parent, carer, teacher, youth worker)
  • Visit The Hideout. It will help you understand domestic violence and take positive action.
  • You can call ChildLine anytime on 0800 1111 or you can chat to a counsellor online on Child Line.
  • Contact Bury Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (0161-253 -5678) during office hours 8.45 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday) or Emergency Duty Team (0161-253-6606) outside of office hours, or email us childwellbeing@bury.gov.uk.
  • Ring the police on 101

You are running away from home or have nowhere to go home to?

  • Visit Missing People - Young people, which provides free 24 hour confidential support.
  • Contact Bury Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (0161-253 -5678) during office hours 8.45 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday) or Emergency Duty Team (0161-253-6606) outside of office hours, or email us childwellbeing@bury.gov.uk.

You are worried about drugs and alcohol?

The Talk to Frank website has lots of information about all kinds of drugs and ways of getting support if you think you or a friend has a problem.

You are worried about forced marriage?

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office offer support for victims of forced marriage. Read more on Gov.uk - Forced marriage.

You are worried about female genital mutilation (FGM)?

Visit Petals (FGM) website.