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Adult Worried About A ChildAre you worried about a child?

If you have concerns that a child is in immediate danger, contact the police as soon a possible on 199 or 190 - Or you can call Childline on 8008 between 5:00pm and 9:00pm

 

Is it abuse?

Knowing whether it is abuse or not can be a difficult decision.  Read the signs of abuse for guidance.

Young Mum’s – Being a young mum can be very stressful and worrying.  The baby may cry a lot or may keep you awake at night.  When we are tired, it is harder to remain calm.  Childline has volunteers on the Helpline who you can talk to for support and advice to help you through these difficult early years.  We are free to call on 8008 and are open 17:00 to 21:00 every day of the year.  You can also email us at info@childline.

Help and Advice also available on:

* Drugs and Alcohol

* Getting  Homework Done

* My Child is being Bullied

* Relationships

* Step Families

* Divorce and Separation

Signs of child abuse

None of the signs listed below would indicate for certain that a child is being abused. However, if your common sense or instincts tell you that something is wrong, read our advice or discuss your concerns with our Helpline.

Worrying appearance

  • Unwashed or unhygienic appearance.
  • An injury which strikes you as odd
  • Repeated injury 

Worrying behaviour

  • A sudden change in behaviour which is out of character (contact Childline).
  • Avoidance of school (contact Childline).
  • Odd behaviour which seems strange for the child's age (contact Childline).
  • Guarded and reluctant to talk (contact Childline).
  • A child’s development is not where it should be (contact Childline).
  • Sexually inappropriate behaviour (contact Childline).
  • Adults who pay unusual attention to a child (contact Childline).

 

Problems at home

  • Severe and persistent negative behaviour towards a child
  • A difficult relationship between a child and parent
  • Inadequate home environment.
  • Adult mental health problems, domestic violence, or drug or alcohol misuse.
  • A child who has taken on the role of carer .
  • A parent who delays seeking treatment for their child's injury.
  • A parent or child who gives unconvincing or inconsistent explanations about an injury.

Live Chat

Live Help

We always keep calls confidential, but if we are very worried about your safety or the safety of others, we will talk to you about whether other people need to know.

We will only take action if we feel it is an emergency and we will always talk to you about it first.

Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse

Childline Gibraltar believes that any form of abuse to children whether physical, sexual, emotional or neglect continues to haunt and harm victims in adulthood and every person has the right to overcome the impact of childhood abuse and enjoy a happy and fulfilled life.

The main aim of our new service is to enable and empower adult victims of childhood abuse to access the support they need, in order to make their own personal journey of recovery and heal their emotional wounds.

If you have suffered abuse as a child, you can contact Childline for confidential assistance on our Freephone Helpline 8008 between 5 pm – 9pm or via our website www.childline.gi/need-help or by email on help@childline.gi.

 

Mission Statement

Childline Gibraltar Mission Statement

"To end Cruelty to children in Gibraltar"

 

Our Vision

..A society in which all children are loved, valued and able to fulfill their potential. In other words, a society that will not tolerate child abuse - whether sexual, physical, emotional or neglect.

Online Service

Get in touch online

Childline Gibraltar Online ServiceYou can now contact Childline through our new Online Service, which includes a form for Children and a form for concerned adults. Please note that emails are replied to within 48 hours of receipt.

You can contact Childline online by simply clicking here. 

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