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 – Thursday 10am - 9pm, Friday to 6pm)
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)
ChildLine offer confidential support to young people up to the age of 18.
Helpline: 0800 11 11 (lines open 24 hours)
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)
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 10am – 5pm, Tuesday & Thursday 8am – 8pm , Saturday 10am – 2pm)
PANTS is a campaign from the NSPCC that helps parents communicate with their children about protection from abuse. Downloadable guides are available.
For young people who need help and advice and are worried about abuse.
Support information for young people about suffering abuse and unacceptable behaviour.
The Churches Child Protection Advisory Service - CCPAS
A Christian organisation aiming to safeguard children and vulnerable adults affected by abuse.
Helpline: 0845 120 4550 (lines open 24 hours)
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.