Child Abuse or Harm

UPDATED: 08.10.2018
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 click here

 

National Association for People Abused in Childhood - NAPAC
http://www.napac.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
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)

NSPCC 
http://www.nspcc.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
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

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

NSPCC - Footballers helpline
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/fighting-for-childhood/news-opinion/new-helpline-football-sexual-abuse/ (opens in a new window)
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)

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 (opens in a new window)
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 10am – 5pm, Tuesday & Thursday 8am – 8pm , Saturday 10am – 2pm)
 

PANTS campaign
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/
(opens in a new window)
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/ (opens in a new window)(opens in a new window)
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(opens in a new window)
Support information for young people about suffering abuse and unacceptable behaviour.
 

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

Stop It Now!
http://www.stopitnow.org.uk (opens in a new window)
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.

What is Grooming?
http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/grooming/what-is-grooming/ (opens in a new window)
NSPCC information on grooming and how it happens.

IWF – Internet Watch Foundation
https://www.iwf.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
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/ (opens in a new window)
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
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Fabricated-or-induced-illness/Pages/Introduction.aspx (opens in a new window)
Fabricated or Induced illness also known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy, see the NHS website for further information.

 

Last Update June 2018