Information for Children and Young People
Leicester City Council provide regular and ongoing support to children and young people that are under the age of 18 who care for family members who are physically or mentally unwell, disabled and/or misuses substances.
A young carer is defined as:
“You're a young carer if you're under 18 and help to look after a relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem. If you're a young carer, you probably look after one of your parents or care for a brother or sister. You may do extra jobs in and around the home, such as cooking, cleaning, or helping someone get dressed and move around. You may also give a lot of physical help to a brother or sister who's disabled or ill. Along with doing things to help your brother or sister, you may be giving them and your parents emotional support, too.” (NHS Website, 2021)
A referral can be made to this service by calling our Duty and Assessment Service on 0116 454 1004 choosing option 1.
Breck's Last Game
Breck’s Last Game, a short film about a 14-year-old boy who was murdered by a man he met on a gaming site, has been made available online. For more information, please visit our CSE page.
Multi Agency Learning and Improvement Review
On 17th May 2018, the Leicester Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) published the summary of a multi-agency learning and improvement review into the death of 15 year-old Brandon, who sadly took his own life in August 2016. Jenny Myers, Independent Chair of the LSCB has released a statement regarding the review.
We have also released a briefing for practitioners.
There is a new webpage giving resources around mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Information, links and news regarding children's mental health and related services can be found here.
Our Pledge To Looked After Children and Care Leavers
Please view our poster.
A collection of short films written by young people exploring their experiences with professionals and how they felt they were treated and listened to. The final scripts are performed by young actors.
Leicester City Council - Young People's Council
Elected members of the Young People's Council (YPC) represent your views on issues that affect you. Find out more about the Young People's Council.
Support and advice for young people
Stop CSE - Say Something - call or text 116 000. Free and anonymous, 24/7. Provides support and a means to report child sexual exploitation. Run by the charity Missing People.
Safety and e-Safety
Visit our safety and e-safety pages for more information.
Kayleigh's Love Story
Visit the Leicestershire Police's website to access the police news item on the film 'Kayleigh's Love Story' made to warn children of online grooming.
For more information on online grooming, visit our online grooming page.
Childline is the UK's free 24 hour helpline for children in distress or danger who may feel they have nowhere else to turn. The helpline number is 0800 1111
Beyond Bullying is a website for young people, parents and professional seeking guidance on bullying.
NSPCC is UK's leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.