99% of young people in England and Wales live knife free. And, while those that carry often claim to do it to feel safer, carrying a knife can get you into dangerous situations. Even if you can avoid the violence, there are severe emotional, personal and legal consequences that can come from knife carrying. This site will help you get information on knife carrying, its effects, and how to make the right decisions. If you carry a knife, it’s never too late to make a positive change in your life. Going knife free takes courage, but the benefits are real. Join the millions of young people who live knife free.
BBC Own It!
A website full of fun and empowering tips, insight, stories and advice to help 9-12 year olds get the most out of their time online. It aims to help children develop the confidence and resilience to tackle the everyday challenges they face online – and is the first product to launch from the BBC’s biggest investment in children’s services in a generation, with an additional £34 million across the three years. Own It will be joined by other longer term projects from this investment over the coming years, including new apps, games and personal and participatory experiences for children of all ages.
Become (formerly known as The Who Cares? Trust) has been supporting, and campaigning for, children in care and young care leavers since 1985. Our experienced spokespeople can talk authoritatively and confidently about the issues facing children in care and young care leavers. We believe it’s important to listen to children and young people and what they think about care – and that extends to media comment. We will try and facilitate links between young people and journalists when this is appropriate.
Brook – Sexual health & wellbeing for under 25s
Brook has been at the forefront of providing wellbeing and sexual health support for young people for over 50 years. Our services in local communities, our education programmes, our training for professionals and our campaigning work means that young people are better equipped to make positive and healthy lifestyle choices.
CentrePoint – Youth
Violence, abuse, gangs, drugs and problems with mental health – young people often become homeless because it’s safer to leave home than to stay. Tens of thousands of young people ask for help with homelessness every year.
Childline a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime.
Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. They work directly with children and young people from the ages of 3 to 18 on a weekly basis, as well as parents, carers, teachers and professionals, finding out about their real experiences online, and the positive things they are doing as well as sharing safety advice. Working directly with these audiences is important in helping us to equip them to stay safe online and informs the resources that we develop for them.
Children and Young People Now
CYPNow.co.uk is the essential website for anyone who works with children – from birth to the onset of adulthood – and their families. It provides a breaking news service as well as sections on careers and qualifications, management, funding, policy and legal issues. It also has blogs from a number of children’s sector professionals and a forum for practitioners to interact and debate key issues.