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Child Abuse or Harm

UPDATED: 29.10.2020
In this section you can find support for:
Child abuse (however long ago)
Grooming
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
https://napac.org.uk
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)
Email: support@napac.org.uk

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 Monday – Friday 8am – 10pm, Weekends 9am – 6pm)
Email: help@nspcc.org.uk

ChildLine 
http://www.childline.org.uk
ChildLine offer confidential support to young people up to the age of 18. 
Helpline: 0800 11 11 (lines open 24 hours)

Talk Now – Scotland
http://talknow.org.uk/
Counselling service for survivors in Scotland of childhood sexual abuse and family members who may have been affected.

CPSU – Child Protection in Sport Unit
https://thecpsu.org.uk/ 
Information, advice and support for all involved with children in a sport situation.

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.

Safeline
http://www.safeline.org.uk/
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
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.

Mosac
https://www.mosac.org.uk/
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)

Pace
http://paceuk.info/
Works alongside parents and carers of children who are – or are at risk of – being exploited by those external to the family

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

STOPSO
http://www.stopso.org.uk/ 
Working to prevent harmful sexual behaviour through therapy. For anyone concerned about their behaviour or someone else’s.