Children and young people


Welcome to the children and young people section of the Barking and Dagenham Safeguarding Children Board website.

As a child or young person, you have a right to be safe in all environments, for example, at home, school, on the street and even on the internet.

It is the role of Parents; Carers; Teachers; Learning mentors; Doctors; Nurses; Social Workers; Police Officers; Faith leaders, Youth Workers and Sports Coaches to ensure that you are safe from harm.

If you’ve got a problem or are worried about someone, such as a brother or sister, or a friend, it can be hard to know what to do. But you don’t have to cope on your own. As a child or young person, you have the right to grow up safe from people hurting you or failing to ensure that you are cared for. All adults have a responsibility to protect you.

If someone at home or someone who you know is hurting or abusing you, tell someone you trust. You can phone and ask to speak to a member of the Safeguarding team, or a social worker.

We are all here to help protect you and keep you safe from harm.

Further education and careers

Health and safeguarding advice

Youth groups and their websites


Online feedback form

Update: November 2017