Friends and healthy relationships

Children build healthy relationships from birth and develop friendships throughout their childhood.

The key is having healthy relationships where the child can feel happy, safe, supported, trusted and loved. If they are in a relationship where they don’t feel these things then it may be useful for them to speak to someone about it.


Visit the Childline website for advice:

Friends, relationships and sex

Relationships can make you feel amazing. But they can also leave you feeling stressed out and upset. Get advice if you’re having problems with relationships.

Family relationships

No matter what’s going on in your family, Childline have a range of advice and support, including divorce, family difficulties and staying safe.

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