Support Organisations - ABUSE

02 May 2017

This section covers abuse, including FGM, forced marriage, slavery and trafficking. Support information for domestic abuse and rape can be found via the following weblink - CLICK HERE


ABUSE

National Association for People Abused in Childhood - NAPAC
http://www.napac.org.uk/
Providing confidential help and support with recovery, no matter when the abuse took place.
Helpline: 0808 801 0331 (lines open Monday – Thursday 10am - 9pm, Friday to 6pm)

ChildLine
http://www.childline.org.uk
ChildLine offer support to young people who may have been approached or abused; a confidential service for anyone up to the age of 18.
Helpline: 0800 11 11 (lines open 24 hours)

Reporting Child Abuse
https://www.gov.uk/report-child-abuse
What to do if you’re worried that a child or young person is at risk or is being abused or neglected.

NSPCC
http://www.nspcc.org.uk/
NSPCC provide confidential advice to anyone worried about the safety or welfare of a child. Services are available in several languages, as well as for deaf and hard of hearing people.
Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines open 24 hours)
Email: help@nspcc.org.uk
Text: 88858

NSPCC - Footballers helpline

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/fighting-for-childhood/news-opinion/new-helpline-football-sexual-abuse/
A helpline for players and others involved in football, offering support and guidance for those who've experienced childhood sexual abuse within the game.
Helpline: 0800 023 2642 (lines open 24 hours)

Safeline
http://www.safeline.org.uk/
Support for men, women and young people affected by rape and abuse.
6Million Men Helpline: 0808 800 5005
Helpline: 0808 800 5008
Young Peoples Helpline: 0808 800 5007
(Opening hours for both helplines Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am – 4pm, Tuesday & Thursday 8am – 8pm , Saturday 10am – 12 noon)

What is Grooming?
http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/grooming/what-is-grooming/
NSPCC information on grooming and how it happens.

PANTS campaign
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/
PANTS is a campaign from the NSPCC that helps parents communicate with their children about protection from abuse. Downloadable guides are available.

Disrespect Nobody
http://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk/
For young people who need help and advice and are worried about abuse.

Brook
http://www.brook.org.uk/your-life/category/abuse-and-violence
Support information for young people about suffering abuse and unacceptable behaviour.

Brook on Consent
https://www.brook.org.uk/your-life/consent

Includes information on the age of consent, rights and sexual harassment.

The Churches Child Protection Advisory Service - CCPAS
http://www.ccpas.co.uk
A Christian organisation aiming to safeguard children and vulnerable adults affected by abuse.
Helpline: 0845 120 4550 (lines open 24 hours)

IWF – Internet Watch Foundation
https://www.iwf.org.uk/
Anyone who has uncovered child sexual abuse images or videos on the internet can report them anonymously and confidentially to IWF.

Stop It Now!
http://www.stopitnow.org.uk
Providing advice to anyone who has abused, or thought about abusing a child; encouraging abusers to recognise their behaviour problems and seek help to change, also supporting the family and friends of abusers.
Helpline: 0808 1000 900 (lines open Monday - Thursday 9am - 9pm, Friday 9am - 5pm)
Email: help@stopitnow.org.uk

FACT
http://www.factuk.org/
Advice and support for carers, teachers and other workers who have been wrongly accused of abuse or misconduct in a work setting.
Email: sec@factuk.org

Circles UK
http://www.circles-uk.org.uk/

Circles work with local volunteers to minimise alienation and support reintegration for sex offenders, aiming to prevent sexual reoffending.

Fabricated or Induced Illness
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Fabricated-or-induced-illness/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Fabricated or Induced illness also known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy, see the NHS website for further information.

FGM

NSPCC - FGM
http://www.nspcc.org.uk/
Offering support advice for anyone concerned about female genital mutilation (FGM); the NSPCC provide an anonymous helpline.
Telephone: 0800 028 3550 (lines open 24 hours)
Email: fgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk

NHS – FGM

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/female-genital-mutilation/Pages/Introduction.aspx
NHS Information on FGM.

Forward
http://www.forwarduk.org.uk
Offering advice and support to anyone affected by FGM ( Female Genital Mutilation), including anyone who fears they or another are at risk.

Daughters of Eve

http://www.dofeve.org/
Working to protect girls and young women at risk of FGM.

End FGM
http://www.endfgm.eu/en/
An Amnesty International project run with European organisations to place FGM high on the EU Agenda.

Equality Now
http://www.equalitynow.org/fgm
Information on Equality Now campaigns to stop the practise of FGM.



FORCED MARRIAGE


Karma Nirvana

http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/
Support for victims of honour crime and forced marriage.
Helpline: 0800 5999 247 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am- 9pm & Weekends 10am -4pm)

Forced Marriage Unit
https://www.gov.uk/stop-forced-marriage
Support information for forced marriage.
Helpline: 020 7008 0151 (lines open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm)
Email: fmu@fco.gov.uk

Equality Advisory & Support Service –EASS
http://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/
Offering assistance and advice on equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales.
Helpline : 0808 800 0082 ( lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm)
Text: 0808 800 0084

Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation (IKWRO)
http://ikwro.org.uk/
Advice and support to Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls living in the UK who are facing Forced Marriage, Child Marriage, “Honour” Based Violence, Female Genital Mutilation and Domestic Violence. Advice in Farsi, Dari, Kurdish, Arabic, Turkish, Pashto and English and a free counseling service in Farsi, Kurdish, Arabic and English.

Southall Black Sisters
http://www.southallblacksisters.org.uk/
Advice and support services for minority ethnic women on gender-related issues, such as forced marriage, honour killings and the criminal justice, immigration and asylum systems.

Freedom Charity
http://www.freedomcharity.org.uk/
Support information for children and young people at risk of violent crime, dishonour-based violence and forced marriages.

The Henna Foundation

http://www.hennafoundation.org/home.html
Support for Muslim women and their families.

Dwell
http://dwelldomesticviolence.com/
Preventing domestic violence against women.

MixTogether.org

http://www.mixtogether.org/
Online support for couples of mixed race, religion or caste, whose relationships are opposed by family or community.

EXPLOITATION, SLAVERY & TRAFFICKING


Modern Slavery Helpline
https://www.modernslaveryhelpline.org/
Support for anyone who may be the victim of slavery or exploitation; calls are confidential.
Helpline: 08000 121 700 (lines open 24 hours)

Salvation Army – Modern Slavery
http://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/human-trafficking
Providing support services for adult victims of trafficking and modern slavery.
Referral Line (England and Wales only): 0300 303 8151 (lines open 24 hours)

Crime Stoppers
http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org
You can report a crime to Crime Stoppers anonymously and calls are not traced.
Helpline: 0800 555 111 (lines open 24 hours)

Women and Girl's Network

http://www.wgn.org.uk/
Counselling and support for domestic or sexual violence, FGM and trafficking.
Advice Line: 0808 801 0660 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Wednesday 6pm - 9pm)
Email: advice@wgn.org.uk

Unseen UK
http://www.unseenuk.org/
Raising awareness of trafficking and modern slavery as well as supporting survivors.
Email: info@unseenuk.org

The Helen Bamber Foundation
http://www.helenbamber.org/
Working with survivors of torture, wars, genocides, sex trafficking, slavery and extreme domestic violence; plus gender and sexuality-based persecution.

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)

http://www.ceop.police.uk/
Child Exploitation and Online Protection work towards eradicating the sexual abuse of children; part of UK policing helping to track and find offenders.

Get Safe Online
http://www.getsafeonline.org/social-networking/social-networking-sites/
Advice on protecting your privacy on social networking sites.

CEOP - Think You Know
http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Information about how to identify which websites, mobiles and new technology is OK, and how to report problems.

Revenge Porn Helpline
http://www.revengepornhelpline.org.uk
Support for anyone affected by sexually explicit material posted online without consent.
Helpline: 0345 6000 459 (lines open Monday - Friday 10am-4pm)
Email: help@revengepornhelpline.org.uk

Barnardo’s
http://www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/our_projects/sexual_exploitation.htm
Barnado’s support young people affected by sexual exploitation.

End Child Prostitution and Trafficking - ECPAT UK
http://www.ecpat.org.uk/index.html
Campaigning to end child sex tourism and trafficking.