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Concerned about a child or young person?

If you have concerns about a child or young person you can contact Sefton Council's Customer Access Team, who will be able to offer advice and an opportunity to discuss your concern. For Emergency Services please dial 999.

Coping With Bereavement

The death of a loved one can be devastating. Bereavement counsellor Sarah Smith describes some of the feelings that can arise from losing someone, and where you can go for help and support. Bereavement affects people in different ways. There's no right or wrong way…

Domestic abuse against men

Find out about domestic abuse (or domestic violence), and where to get support if it's happening to you. Domestic abuse, also called domestic violence, includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse in couple relationships or between family members. Anybody can be affected by domestic abuse, and…

Get Help For Someone Being Abused or Neglected (Child)

1 Get help for a child (You are here) 2 Get help for an adult For emergency services please dial 999 REPORT A CHILD AT RISK If you are worried that a child may be suffering significant harm, or if you are concerned that a…

Looked after children and young offenders

The Looked after Children and Youth Offending Health Team provides support and a high quality community based general health nursing service to: Looked After children and young people who are over statutory school age, who are not accessing school health services (out of education, in…

Talking to your teenager

Getting teenagers to talk openly about what's bothering them can be hard. Follow these tips to help get them talking to you about their worries. 1. Ask, don't judge Start by assuming they have a good reason for doing what they do. Show them you respect their intelligence…

Tax credits

Tax credits can help you if you're paying tax but don't earn a lot of money. Who is eligible for Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit? You may be eligible for one of these credits if any of the following apply: If you're in…
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