Child Abuse or Harm

UPDATED: 08.10.2018
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 click here


National Association for People Abused in Childhood - NAPAC (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 (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)
Text: 88858

ChildLine (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 (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

Information, advice and support for all involved with children in a sport situation.

Reporting 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.

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

Disrespect Nobody (opens in a new window)(opens in a new window)
For young people who need help and advice and are worried about abuse.

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

The Churches Child Protection Advisory Service - CCPAS (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! (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)


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

What is Grooming? (opens in a new window)
NSPCC information on grooming and how it happens.

IWF – Internet Watch Foundation (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) (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 (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