Internet Matters is a useful resource for parents which can support you to teach your child about how to use the internet safely at home. There is a one stop resource shop centre which tackles issues from social media and gaming to peer pressure and cyber bullying. Use the resource filters on the page to find the guidance you need.
Sheffield Domestic Abuse Co-ordination Team have a dedicated helpline and a range of services available to support people who are victims or survivors of domestic abuse.
Call the helpline:0808 808 2241 or visit https://sheffielddact.org.uk/domestic-abuse
IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting anyone experiencing or affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence. You can contact IDAS by phone on 08088082241, email on email@example.com or live chat which can be accessed via the IDAS website https://www.idas.org.uk
Sheffield City Council offer a housing solutions line which can provide advice, help and support for anyone who is homeless, could become homeless in the near future, or has a housing problem which they need help to resolve. Contact 0114 273 6306.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. They campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.For advice or guidance, call 0344 515 1515 between the hours of 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
If you are worried about a child or young person, Young Minds is able to offer a wealth of resources via their website and a helpline for parents to contact to talk in more details about their concerns. Telephone 08088025544 or visit https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents.
Female Genital Mutilation is illegal, and a form of abuse, therefore should be dealt with quickly and seriously. FGM comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
The NSPCC have a special helpline for anyone concerned about FGM, or anyone who has been affected by FGM. You can call them on 0800 028 3550 or email them directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are concerned that a child is at imminent risk of harm, or may leave the country for the purposes of FGM in the next 48 hours you can call the police on 999.
Where concerns are not imminent but are still serious, please call the Children's Helpdesk on 01452 426565
Forced Marriage is a crime in the UK and Freedom Charity play an instrumental role in supporting potential victims. If you require help, you can call their helpline on 0845 607 0133 or you can text for help, text the words 4freedom: to 88802.
The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) is a government initiative set up to support anyone who is worried about or is at risk of being forced into a marriage, or anyone who has already been forced to marry another person. A trained professional will give you free advice on what you can do next, and help you with finding a safe place to stay or stopping a visa if you have been forced to sponsor someone. You have the right to choose who you marry, when you marry or if you marry at all.
Visit their website on https://www.gov.uk/stop-forced-marriage or call their support line Monday to Friday (9-5) on 0207 008 0151 or during out of work hours on 0207 008 1500 and ask for the global response centre.
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) happens when a young person is encouraged – or forced – to take part in sexual activity. It might be in exchange for presents, money, alcohol or simply emotional attention. Visit Barnardo’s for further information at https://www.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do/protecting-children/cse.