Support Organisations - Abuse

20 September 2018

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


National Association for People Abused in Childhood - NAPAC
Supporting adults who suffered any type of abuse in childhood, however long ago it was.
Helpline: 0808 801 0331 (lines open 10am-9pm Mon-Thu,10-6pm Fri)

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
What to do if you’re worried that a child or young person is at risk or is being abused or neglected.

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)
Text: 88858

NSPCC - Footballers helpline
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)

Support for men, women and young people affected by rape and abuse.
National Male Helpline: 0808 800 5005
Young Peoples Helpline: 0808 800 5007
(Opening hours for both helplines Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am – 5pm, Tuesday & Thursday 8am – 8pm , Saturday 10am – 2pm)

Muslim Women’s Network – MWN Helpline
Information, support to Asian and Muslim women and girls from diverse ethnic / faith backgrounds who are suffering from or at risk of abuse.
Helpline: 0800 999 5786 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am -4pm)
Text: 07415 206 936 (Text at any time, replies Monday – Friday 10am -4pm)

What is Grooming?
NSPCC information on grooming and how it happens.

PANTS campaign
PANTS is a campaign from the NSPCC that helps parents communicate with their children about protection from abuse. Downloadable guides are available.

Disrespect Nobody
For young people who need help and advice and are worried about abuse.

Support information for young people about suffering abuse and unacceptable behaviour.

Brook on Consent

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

The Churches Child Protection Advisory Service - CCPAS
A Christian organisation aiming to safeguard children and vulnerable adults affected by abuse.
Helpline: 0303 003 11 11 (lines open 24 hours)

IWF – Internet Watch Foundation
Anyone who has uncovered child sexual abuse images or videos on the internet can report them anonymously and confidentially to IWF.

Stop It Now!
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)

Working to prevent harmful sexual behaviour through therapy. For anyone concerned about their behaviour or someone else’s.

Advice and support for carers, teachers and other workers who have been wrongly accused of abuse or misconduct in a work setting.

Circles UK

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

Fabricated or Induced Illness
Fabricated or Induced illness also known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy, see the NHS website for further information.


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)

Muslim Women’s Network – MWN Helpline
Information, support to Asian and Muslim women and girls from diverse ethnic / faith backgrounds.
Helpline: 0800 999 5786 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am - 4pm)
Text: 07415 206 936 (Text at any time, replies Monday – Friday 10am - 4pm)

NHS Information on FGM.

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
Working to protect girls and young women at risk of FGM.

An Amnesty International project run with European organisations to place FGM high on the EU Agenda.

Equality Now
Information on Equality Now campaigns to stop the practise of FGM.


Karma Nirvana
Support for victims of honour crime and forced marriage.
Helpline: 0800 5999 247 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am- 5pm)

Forced Marriage Unit
Support information for forced marriage.
Helpline: 020 7008 0151 (lines open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm)

Equality Advisory & Support Service –EASS
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)
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
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
Support information for children and young people at risk of violent crime, dishonour-based violence and forced marriages.

The Henna Foundation
Support for Muslim women and their families.

Preventing domestic violence against women.


Modern Slavery Helpline
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
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
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
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)

Unseen UK
Raising awareness of trafficking and modern slavery as well as supporting survivors.

The Helen Bamber Foundation
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)
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
Advice on protecting your privacy on social networking sites.

CEOP - Think You Know
Information about how to identify which websites, mobiles and new technology is OK, and how to report problems.

Revenge Porn Helpline
Support for anyone affected by sexually explicit material posted online without consent.
Helpline: 0345 6000 459 (lines open Monday - Friday 10am-4pm)

Barnado’s support young people affected by sexual exploitation.

End Child Prostitution and Trafficking - ECPAT UK
Campaigning to end child sex tourism and trafficking.