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Has someone touched you?

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Touching
This is when someone touches you and you don’t want them to, or it makes you feel uncomfortable or you feel that this is wrong.

If this is happening to you or anyone you know, then it is very important that you speak to someone about it. No-one should touch you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable. If someone has told you that this is not right, or you yourself think that what is happening to you is wrong, it is important that you to talk to someone you can trust such as a parent, carer, teacher, youth worker or friend.

If you don’t feel able to talk to someone that you know, then there are lots of other people who can help. If you need some help because you or someone you know is being made to feel uncomfortable because of being touched in a way that feels wrong, and you can’t talk to any of the people listed above, then there are help lines and other professionals that you can talk to. It can be really hard to tell someone but there are lots of people who can help.


The number to call if you are worried about a child or young person and think they may be the victim of neglect or abuse:

If you think a child or young person is in immediate danger telephone 999

If a child or young person is at risk of significant harm contact the
     Safeguarding Referral Team Telephone 01782 235100
     email SRT.Referrals@stoke.gov.uk

You can call someone in Stoke-on-Trent to help if you are worried about a child or young person and think they may be a victim of neglect or abuse
     Advice and Access Team Telephone 01782 232200
     email CW@stoke.gov.uk
 

Emergency Duty Team - 01782 234234 (After 5pm)

Or you can call a national helpline number (free of charge):-

NSPCC Helpline - 0808 800 5000

Child line – 0800 1111

There is also useful information on various websites:

www.childline.org.uk

www.stopbullying.gov  
 

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