Support for children aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Your rights and the law - staying safe

Everyone has the right to feel safe.

People feel safe when they:

  • are respected and understood
  • feel loved, liked and valued as an individual
  • feel secure and know what’s happening in their life


Being safe means:

  • not being hit, insulted, made fun of or humiliated
  • it’s about others respecting your body, and not hurting or taking advantage of you
  • it’s about others not making you touch them or look at and watch sexual images
Hate Crime

A disability hate crime is any crime that you or someone else thinks has happened to you because you have a disability.

The person who does the hate crime can be someone that you know or a stranger.

Child Abuse

Child abuse is when a child is intentionally harmed by an adult or another child – it can be over a period of time but can also be a one-off action. It can be physical, sexual or emotional and it can happen in person or online. It can also be a lack of love, care and attention – this is neglect.

NSPCC - What is Child Abuse

Vulnerable Adults

A vulnerable adult may

  • need care and support
  • be experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect; and;
  • as a result of their care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of abuse or neglect.
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