If you know of a child who is at risk of harm, or if you are a child at risk of harm, then please let someone know. You can either contact the club welfare officer at welfare@barmingyouth.co.uk or one of the following organisations:


If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact NSPCC’s professional counsellors 24/7 for help, advice and support. If you are a child who is at risk of harm you can also call NSPCC. The number will not show on your phone bill, in case you are concerned about this.


If you are 18 or under Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help. The number will not show on your phone bill, in case you are concerned about this.


Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ to make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors

Think U Know


Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. It has advice about staying safe when you’re on a phone, tablet or computer and is age-appropriate for anyone from age 4+.

Website: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

The FA

To find out how to report your concerns to the FA’s safe-guarding team, or how to whistle-blow go to the FA website here.

The Hide Out

This space helps children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and find out how to take positive action if it’s happening to you.

Switch Café

Switch Café is a local organisation in Maidstone that supports our children from 11 years old and has a lot of links and phone numbers to support in various ways. This is a great resource for children who may need a little bit, or a big bit, of support. They have links to social services, and are all about inclusion and support.