Help and Advice
Be Safe Online - below are some contacts that can help you be safe online and on social media.
They include both support for people experiencing abuse and advice/training to help protect you.
Safer Net Advice on staying safe online - for people with learning disabilities, and those who support them.
Easy Read information about Keeping Safe From the BILD (British Institute of Learning Disabilities) a useful
easy read guide with links.
Staying Safe... ..on social media and online Easy Read guide to staying safe online and on social media, published by The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities.
SafeSurfing Take part in Safe Surfing online training sessions! The SafeSurfing project is teaching people with intellectual disabilities how to keep their information safe when using the Internet..
Easy Read introduction to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Skype, Published by Disability Wales
ThinkUKnow, Useful site for parents, plenty of information and links to other sites.
NSPCC, Sexting - useful advice for parents about sexting - what it is and more.
Safety Net Project to prevent the exploitation of people with learning disabilities by those claiming to be their friends, and aimed to deal with issues around mate crime. Includes a useful easy read guide - 'Friend or Fake?'
Other Help - below are some contacts that can help answer questions or worries you may have. Many offer free and confidential advice. Click on the title of the organisation to go to their website.
Choicesupport offer Supported Loving Service 'For people with learning disabilities, finding love is often more than just chemistry – it can come down to getting the right support from your staff.' They also have a good Easy Read guide to transgender issues
ChildLine Call free 0800 11 11 ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
Bullying UK Call free 0808 800 2222 helpline for children and young people.
NAPAC NAPAC is the National Association for People Abused in Childhood. They are a registered charity, based in the UK, providing support and information for people abused in childhood. If you were abused as a child and are looking for support they may be able to help.
ChangingPlaces Publish an online map of public toilets in the UK including those with disability friendly 'Changing Places'.
Teenadvice Has some useful advice about periods.
NHS Choices Some useful advice about masturbation.
Learning Disability Today Helpful article about Mate Crime.
Cambridge Drug and Alcohol Team - Easy Read Guide to Common Drugs.
4YP Bristol Useful website including advice for young people with learning disabilities. Includes advice about masturbation.
Women's Health Concern Provides an independent service to advise, reassure and educate women about their health concerns including a helpline 0845 123 2319 and email advice. A good source for useful advice about periods.
Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust 0808 802 8000 'The Smear Test Film' is a health education film resource for women eligible for cervical screening (smear tests) who have mild and moderate Learning Disabilities.
NSPCC National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, UK charity specialising in child protection.
Respond 0808 808 0700 Respond works with children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as those who have abused others.
Care for the Family Offer family orientated advice and information.
Scope Disability organisation for people with cerebral palsy. Includes advice and interesting blogs.
Love for Life Has an extensive range of resources and links to help young people who wish to choose the best time for their first sexual experiences.
For skin care issues Acne advice from NHS Choices is a good starting point with some useful information.
The Site Useful range of teen based information including advice about visiting a Sexual Assault Referral Centre.
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