Child Abuse or Harm

UPDATED: 29.06.2020
In this section you can find support for:
Child abuse (however long ago)
Neglect or harm
Abuse in sport

For Rape & Sexual abuse, Domestic violence, Forced marriage, FGM, Stalking, Trafficking and Slavery please go to the support organisations for rape and domestic abuse page


National Association for People Abused in Childhood - NAPAC
Providing confidential help and support with recovery, no matter when the abuse took place. 
Helpline: 0808 801 0331 (lines open Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am - 4pm, Tuesday & Thursday 2pm - 9pm)

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 Monday – Friday 8am – 10pm, Weekends 9am – 6pm)

ChildLine offer confidential support to young people up to the age of 18. 
Helpline: 0800 11 11 (lines open 24 hours)

Talk Now – Scotland
Counselling service for survivors in Scotland of childhood sexual abuse and family members who may have been affected.

CPSU – Child Protection in Sport Unit 
Information, advice and support for all involved with children in a sport situation.

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.

Support for young people affected by rape and abuse.
Young Peoples Helpline: 0808 800 5007 (Lines open Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9am – 5pm, Tuesday & Thursday 8am – 8pm , Saturday 10am – 2pm)

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

Support for non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused.
Helpline: 0800 980 1958 (lines open Monday, Thursday & Friday 10am – 2pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 10am – 6pm)

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

A Christian organisation aiming to safeguard children and vulnerable adults affected by abuse.
Helpline: 0303 003 1111 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)

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.

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

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.

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.

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