Do you think that you or someone you know are victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE)? CSE is a serious crime that affects thousands of children and young people in England every year. It has a devastating impact on young people and their families and should be a concern for everyone. It is largely a hidden crime, and raising awareness of this type of abuse is essential to preventing it and stopping it early when it does happen. Remember that there is always help available.
Relate Central and Northern Hertfordshire offers relationship counselling to individuals, couples and family groups. We talk honestly and openly and can support you with problems like family breakdown, problems at home, moving school or bullying.Counselling is free of charge to young people aged 13-19 at our Stevenage and Letchworth venues.
If you're aged 10 - 25 and living in Hertfordshire you can now access a free online counselling service called Kooth. We have trained counsellors available online 365 days of the year until 10pm. You can talk about any issues affecting you and there's also an anonymous forum so you can discuss things with people your age too.
There’s a person attached to every body, respect both. Relationships can be confusing and it can be difficult to understand what is and isn’t normal behaviour. Healthy relationships are all about respecting each other. You should feel loved, safe and free to be yourself. Disrespect NoBody is here to help. Read up on the different types of abuse, get advice and have a look at the organisations that can help.
This is an opportunity for those with learning disabilities to get involved in after school activities. If you know of anyone with a learning disability please let them know about this! This is also an opportunity for young people who wish to get involved in volunteering to help children and young people with learning disabilities.