Is something worrying you?


Are you keeping it to yourself?


Need someone to turn to?


Contact the Club or Event Child Welfare who’s name
and telephone number should be on display somewhere.
Failing this then please contact Pentathlon GB’s Child
Protection Officer
Dr. Richard Cox on 07590 444372/07985854393
In cases of emergency contact one of the organisations at
the foot of this page.

A YOUNG PERSON’S GUIDE TO CHILD PROTECTION

When do you know something is wrong?

  • Constantly teases you, shouts at you or calls you names
  • Threatens, hits, kicks or punches you
  • Touches you, or does anything in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable

 

  • Makes suggestive remarks or tries to pressurize you into sexual activity
  • Damages or steals your belongings
  • Does that makes you feel lonely, worried, unsafe, hurt or embarrassed

If any of the above happens to you, do not wait for it to
happen again, act immediately

 

If you are being bullied or abused it is not your fault. If this is happening try to:

  •  
  • Be firm and tell the person to stop- Make a lot of noise to attract attention
  • Get away from the situation quickly, go to a public place to find help or call the Police
  • Tell your parents/carers or an adult you can trust what has happened as soon as possible

 

  • Makes suggestive remarks or tries to pressurize you into sexual activity
  • Keep a record of the date, time and place, what happened, how you felt and the name of anyone who might have seen what happened.
  • Use the 24hour freephone helplines

Childline 0800 1111

NSPCC 0800 800 5000

 Keep trying if you can’t get through straight away

 

Don’t ignore what is happening – always tell someone you trust. Police and Social services have staff who are specially trained to support young people who have been bullied or abused. Don’t give up until someone helps you and you feel safe.

To Keep Safe

 

  • Tell someone you can trust so they can help you
  • Trust your instincts about the people you meet
  • Avoid being alone or with just one other person
  • Travel with a friend, avoid travelling in someone else’s car by yourself
  • Avoid going to other people’s homes by yourself
  • Carry a mobile phone, a phonecard or some spare change