Information for Children and Young People

We Can Help You

Remember you have a right to be safe and to be listened to and taken seriously. If you do not feel safe you should speak to someone who can help you.

All children and young people have the right to feel safe and be protected from harm and abuse.

If you are worried or need help please talk to an adult you trust such as your mum dad or other relative.

If that person does not listen to you or does not take what is troubling you seriously or is not able to help you, please talk to us.

Speak To

  • Your Teacher
  • A Social worker on 01851 822749 or Faire 01851 701702
  • A Police Officer on 101
  • Or phone Childline on 0800 1111

We have a number of leaflets which you can read or download here which tells you about what happens when someone is worried about you and social workers become involved to try to help you.

CEOP (Child Exploitation On-line Protection) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) is a fabulous website you can visit to get loads of advice on keeping yourself safe, whether gaming, using mobiles, chatting on-line, using podcasts and blogs. Also keep a look-out for the CEOP button at the top right hand section of their web page where you can go and report abuse and get the help you need.

We also have some useful tips on internet and mobile phone safety available through the links on the right hand side of this page

Contact Us

Here at Western Isles Council there are people who can help you. If you would like to speak to us, please call us on 01851 822762 or email us on