Children and Young People

Children's Charter pictureAs a child or young person you have the right to feel safe and to be protected from harm from others.  The Children's Charter (produced by the Scottish Government) and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child explains more about your rights and what you can expect from people who's job it is to help you. 

Professionals working in Inverclyde pledge to do all they can to make sure children and young people who are at risk of abuse or neglect get the help they need when they need it. 

If you don't feel safe SPEAK TO SOMEONE who can help you.

If you don't feel safe talk to an adult you trust. This might be your mum or dad, another relative or a family friend.  If the person you speak to does not listen to you, or does not take you seriously or is not able to help you, then speak to

  • your teacher
  • your doctor or school nurse 
  • a social worker
  • a police officer 

In an emergency if you or a friend need help contact the police or social work right away.  To contact the police phone 101, or 999 in an emergency.  To contact social work phone 01475 715365 (when the office is closed phone 0300 343 1505).

Or phone Childline on 0800 11 11


From this page you can also link to these websites :-


Advice and information for children and young people as well as real life stories, celebrity interviews and the chance to have your say by taking part in online polls.

Think U Know

Information on staying safe online, using mobiles and other new technology from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it.  There’s also a place where you can report if you feel uncomfortable or worried about someone you are chatting to online.

Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People

This website is for young people in Scotland. It’s a place to learn about your rights, make your voice heard and find out whose job it is to help you live safe and happy lives.

The Hideout

This is a website has been created by Women’s Aid to help children and young people understand domestic abuse and how to take positive action if it is happening to you or your family.

The More You Know

This website has been created by the Police in Wales to provide young people with useful information about Child Sexual Exploitation and how it affects children and young people.

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