Staying safe is about trusting your instincts and applying common sense; whether you’re at home, at school or work, online, or out and about on the streets.
If you’re struggling with a serious problem, don’t face it alone. Talk to someone. If you want confidential advice, the youth workers at your local club will always make time to listen to your concerns – they won’t judge you, and they’ll get you the help you need. If you want to talk to someone immediately, you can call ChildLine at any time on 0800 1111.
Safety on the streets
The Police should work with the community to make sure people feel safe on the streets. Sometimes this means they stop and search young people, but the can only do so when they have reasonable grounds to suspect someone is carrying a weapon, drugs, stolen property, or something that may be used to commit a crime. They have a right to stop and question someone at any time.
If you’ve been affected by crime, harm or abuse and live in London, you can talk to Victim Support in confidence using their free Live Chat tool: if you’re over 18 click here to visit the victim support website or click here if you’re under 18. You can also call their Support line on freephone 08 08 16 89 111.