Local safeguarding partners are asking children and young people to #TellSomeone if they feel unsafe on Childhood Day which takes place on Friday 26 June.

Vanessa Read is Director of Nursing and Quality with NHS Dorset CCG and represents health on the Pan Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership (PDSCP).

She said “The current situation can prove challenging for many people, not least of all children and young people as they may find it hard to access their usual support systems and speak to people who they can trust such as teachers, friends or extended family. On Childhood Day we want to get the message out there that they have the right to feel safe and where they can go if they need help or advice.

We will be putting messages out on social media and are asking people living in and around Dorset to share them when they see them as they could be helping a child or young person who is stuck in an unsafe situation. Helping share the information could change a young person’s life for the better.”

A recent campaign saw the PDSCP message of #TellSomeone appear on the Snapchat stories and Instagram feeds of young people in Dorset tens of thousands of times, with further advertisements running on YouTube and TikTok later this year.

For more information, search for #TellSomeone on social media or visit www.pdscp.co.uk.

For more information on Childhood Day 2020 please visit https://nspcc.primoevents.com/ps/event/BeaBigKid