Use these helplines to find out more information and advice on child abuse and survivor support
NSPCC’s Footballers Hotline: 0800 023 2642
Call 999 to report a crime in progress or if a child or young person is in immediate danger.
Gov UK – Report Child Abuse
Report child abuse
Child abuse includes physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (24 hours, every day)
Footballers Hotline: 0800 023 2642
Report a concern
UK’s leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. The free helpline is for anyone, children or adults, concerned about a child at risk of abuse. The NSPCC also runs high profile campaigns for children’s rights, such as Full Stop, and administers 180 regional teams and projects, and conducts research into child abuse and its effects.
Helpline: 0800 1111 (24 hours)
Self harm information
ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine in these ways: You can phone on 0800 1111, send us an email, have a 1-2-1 chatwith us, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards. You can contact ChildLine about anything – no problem is too big or too small. If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine.
KidscapeParent Advice Line: 020 7823 5430 (Mon-Tues, 10am-5pm)
Whatever your problem or concern we are here to support you. All problems, whether big or small, will be answered with the same level of care and concern. Your call will be treated as confidential and you can remain anonymous.
Papyrus HOPElineUK – 0800 068 41 41
Support for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress, particularly teenagers and young adults.
Helpline: 0808 808 4994
Free confidential helpline and on-line support for young people on any subject.
Helpline: 0800 980 1958
Mosac is a voluntary organisation supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused. We provide various types of support services and information for parents, carers and professionals dealing with child sexual abuse.
Stop it Now! UK & Ireland
Confidential Helpline: 0808 1000 900
Abuse thrives in an atmosphere of secrecy and taboo. The Stop it Now! UK & Ireland campaign aims to stop child sexual abuse by encouraging abusers and potential abusers to seek help and by giving adults the information they need to protect children effectively. Stop it Now! believes sexual abuse is preventable and challenges adults to create a society that no longer tolerates the sexual abuse of children.
Helpline 0845 122 1201
If you have been subjected to male rape or sexual abuse, one of your biggest challenges will be taking the decision to talk to someone. At Survivors UK we know this can seem an enormous and daunting step. Anxiety and fear are among the most common emotions experienced by the abused. But these feelings do become easier and people can, and do, successfully go on to explore their past and its links with today in making sense of recurring problems. The helpline is for adult men (18 and over) who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, adult sexual assault or rape, as well as their partners and carers. Sometimes callers may feel confused and are not sure if they have been sexually assaulted or not, but our helpline is still here to support you. We offer emotional support by telephone, but if you call our helpline and we’re not the right service for you, we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction.
NAPAC (National Association of People Abuse in Childhood)
Helpline: 0808 801 8331
We are the only national organisation focused on supporting adults who have been abused in any way as children. We know that most children who are abused don’t talk about it until they become adults, and NAPAC exists to support survivors of child abuse when want to talk and receive support.
The Survivors Trust
The Survivors Trust is a national umbrella agency for over 120 specialist voluntary sector agencies providing a range of counselling, therapeutic and support services working with women, men and children who are victims and survivors of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.
One in Four
One in Four offers a voice to and support for people who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence. Research has consistently shown that one in four children will experience sexual abuse before the age of 18. We exist to give voice to the experience of people who have been sexually abused and to provide a space which by its very existence challenges feelings of shame and self blame. The organisation became a registered charity in July 2000 and currently operates nationally in the UK from its London offices. It provides support and resources to people who have experienced sexual abuse, regardless of gender.
National organisation offering support and counselling for those affected by rape and sexual abuse. See website for local groups or contact directory enquiries.
RASAC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre)
National Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (12-2.30 & 7-9.30)
National helpline for survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse (male and female), their families and friends. Provides emotional and practical support.
Helpline 01474 536 661
For men, women and children who have survived childhood sexual abuse, rape or sexual assault.
Women Against Rape
This is the joint website of Women Against Rape and Black Women’s Rape Action Project. Both organisations are based on self-help and provide support, legal information and advocacy. We campaign for justice and protection for all women and girls, including asylum seekers, who have suffered sexual, domestic and/or racist violence.
MPower – Support for Male Survivors of Abuse
Helpline: 0808 808 4321
It can sometimes be difficult to talk about rape, sexual assault and childhood abuse. This website offers information and contact points for agencies which specialise in these issues. Many survivors say that the hardest part of coming to terms with what has happened is to learn to stop blaming themselves. Nobody deserves to be raped. No survivor deserves the blame. TALK about your anger. TALK about your feelings. TALK to someone you can trust.
Survivors UK – Male Rape & Sexual Abuse
If you have been subjected to male rape or sexual abuse, one of your biggest challenges will be taking the decision to talk to someone. At Survivors UK we know this can seem an enormous and daunting step. Anxiety and fear are among the most common emotions experienced by the abused. But these feelings do become easier and people can, and do, successfully go on to explore their past and its links with today in making sense of recurring problems. The helpline is for adult men (18 and over) who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or adult sexual assault / rape, as well as their partners and carers. Sometimes callers may feel confused and are not sure if they have been sexually assaulted or not, but our helpline is still here to support you. We offer emotional support by telephone but if you call our helpline and we’re not the right service for you, we’ll do