Help and advice for young children
Home can mean different things to different children.
Some children live with their mums and dads, brothers and sisters. Some live with grandads and grandmas or other relatives. Some children are fostered and live with families while other children live in homes run by Hampshire County Council.
Wherever your home is, you should feel safe, happy and protected. To learn more about home safety visit Junior Citizen.
Starting school can be exciting and sometimes a bit scary. There will be new things to learn, it may be bigger than expected. You'll meet new people, make new friends and have fun.
If you are being bullied yourself, or are worried about someone else, make your concerns known to someone in authority that you feel comfortable speaking to, such as your teacher. You can call Childline for advice on 0800 1111.
There are many people who can help you stay healthy, but the most important one is you.
If you don’t feel good, tell someone. There is always someone who can help you.
If you have any health concerns see NHS Children
Problems and worries
Everyone has problems sometimes. Some of them can seem very small, for example a spot on your chin or forgetting your homework - but they still matter to you. Others are more serious, such as bullying or behavioural, emotional and mental health worries and they can be more difficult to share. There is always someone who can help. If that someone is not at home, ask at school. Or you can always try Childline.
Be heard! Groups and organisations working with children like A National Voice need to know what you think so they can give you the services you need.
Rules and the law
Laws are made to keep us safe and make sure everybody's rights are protected.
The police and the courts are there to help everyone stick to the rules.
As a young person you should be treated with the same respect as an adult. If you need legal advice, there are several sources of help, including the Youth Justice Board.
Fun things to do
There is loads to do in Hampshire, so never be bored again!
You may not like having to tell your family where you are going and when you’ll be back, but this will help to keep you safe.
Always find a safe place to cross the road, wear your cycle helmet when riding your bike and make sure you can be seen - it's better to be safe than sorry!