Campaign to safeguard children reaches half a million
A wide-ranging campaign to safeguard children and young people has reached more than half a million people.
See Something, Hear Something, Say Something grew out of Norfolk County Council’s concern for the safety of children and young people during lockdown.
The majority of children and young people are still not in school, many are still not attending early years' settings and most are still unable to see their extended family and friends or take part in their usual activities. This can put vulnerable children at increased risk because they are largely behind closed doors and away from their regular interactions and the people who might notice if something is wrong.
See Something, Hear Something, Say Something asks neighbours, extended family and the wider community to look out for children and to report any concerns. The campaign also reached out to children and young people directly, reassuring them that help is at hand if they or one of their friends is feeling unsafe.
Backed by Norfolk Safeguarding Children Partnership, the campaign was led by Norfolk County Council and its partner organisations.
Anyone who is concerned about a child or young person, should call Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020
Children and young people who feel scared or unsafe can text Just One Norfolk’s ChatHealth on 07480 635060 or call Childline on 0800 1111.
Spot the signs
- Aggressive or repeated shouting
- Hearing hitting or things being broken
- Children crying for long periods of time
- Very young children left alone or outdoors by themselves