Information and advice for children and young people

If you need help for yourself or for a friend, it's best to speak to an adult you trust. This could be your parents, a family friend, school staff or a friend. Or you can contact Childline.


There have been big changes in our lives because of coronavirus, so The Children's Commissioner for England has created a children’s guide to coronavirus to help explain the situation.

The guide aims to answer questions about coronavirus, tell you how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.


If you’re a child or young person, Childline is yours –  it is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, they’re there for you online, on the phone, anytime.and you have any issues or concerns, you can contact Childline on 0800 1111 or visit

The Trafford Directory

The Trafford Directory provides a lot free advice for children and young people, and also points you in the right direction to receive the support you want.

Other useful links

Other information and advice is also available online about particular issues, for example:

  • Not In Our Community – focuses on protection against grooming and child sexual exploitation.
  • Doc Ready -  Doc Ready helps you get ready for the first time you visit a doctor to discuss your mental health.