Children & Young People

The Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Board (PSCB) exists to make sure that children and young people are kept safe. Below you will find links to information that we hope you find useful if you are worried about your own or a friend’s safety. We have also added in some tips and information on things young people have told us concerns them. You will find links to websites that can help explain things or might be helpful. We want all children and young people in Portsmouth to have happy, safe lives. This can start with looking after yourself first, so read on.

It’s good to talk

It may sound simple but if you are worried about anything the best thing you can do is talk to someone you trust. This could be

  • Friend
  • Parent/carer
  • Teacher
  • Youth worker
  • Social worker

They may not always know exactly what to do but if they are an adult they can find out and help you. Just talking to someone can you help you realise whether your worry is little and may just sort it’s self out in time or whether it is a big worry which means you need to do something about it as it is not going to get better until you do. Friends can be useful at helping you decide if your problem is big or small and they can help you tell an adult if you need to.

Worries a young person may have