Information for Children and Young People

If you worried about something or concerned about a brother, sister or a friend, it can be hard to know what to do. We hope the information below will help you get the right advice and help now or in the future.

As a child or young person you have the right to grow up safe from people hurting you. It is best to try and talk with someone who you feel you can trust such as your teacher, class room assistant or school nurse. They will know what to do to ensure you or the person you know are safe from harm.

In an emergency dial 999 and ask for the Police.

If you would prefer to speak with someone on the telephone, you can call Childline on 0800 1111 or the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.

You may also speak with a social worker on 020 8770 4263 or 020 8770 4343 (out of office hours: 020 8770 5000) or email

The LSCB and its partner agencies are guided in what they do by a statutory document called Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015). Working Together to Safeguard Children - a Young Person's guide can be found in our LSCB Business section under 'Guidance, Policy and Procedure'.

We've also written a Young Person's version of the LSCB annual report. It will give you lots of information about how the LSCB works with children and young people in Sutton, and where you can go if you or someone you know needs help

New Drop In service for young people aged 14+ in Sutton. 

Every Tuesday, from 3rd May 2016, 3.30 - 6.00 pm

Open Space Drop-In service offers somewhere safe to talk to someone about anything. There is a programme of services available every week including:

- Sexual health and contraception services
- Health advice
- School Pastors
-Young carers support
-Careers and apprenticeship advice
- Regular workshops.
No appointment necessary.


- Private space to talk
- Acess to young people's health services
- Acess to computers 
- Free tea and coffee
 Where to find Open Space:

SCILL (Sutton Centre for Independent Living and Learning)

3 Robin Hood Lane

Sutton SM1 2SW

For more information download the Open Space Flyer.

SkyLine Support Services

SkyLine Support Services offers accessible therapeutic support for young people unwilling or unable to access face-to-face services.

SkyLine Online Counselling – offers free, online counselling to young people Sutton (aged 14-25) with clients having all of their counselling sessions online, via messages (like email) and chat.  All of  SkyLine counsellors are qualified and experienced face-to-face counsellors.

SkyCasts Online Workshops – are free, online workshops which offer practical help and information on topics relevant to young people such as anxiety, stress, anger and depression. They can also be accessed through the SkyLine website.

Please visit: 

Young people and professionals can contact SkyLine Support Services via the website or by emailing 

For more information download the Skyline Support Service Leaflet.