WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I SUSPECT A CHID IS IN DANGER?
FOR IMMEDIATE RISK: – REPORT TO THE POLICE ON 999, DON’T WAIT
IF YOU’RE AN ADULT WORRIED ABOUT A CHILD – CALL NSPCC HELPLINE 0800 800 5000
IF YOU’RE A CHILD AND NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE CONFIDENTIALLY CALL CHILDLINE ON 0800 1111
There are several sources of help, advice and support available to people with concerns about child sexual abuse. Below are links for some specialist and highly confidential organisations and agencies other than NNECA you can contact for information and is continually updated.
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline – 0808 800 5000
The NSPCC is a UK charity dedicated to stopping child abuse. You can call their child protection helpline or contact them via email at [email protected]
Helpline- 0800 1111
Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, talk to a counsellor online. You can also send ChildLine an email or post on the message boards.
Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the Internet a great and safe place for children.
An Internet portal which aims to direct parents and carers to credible information on how to keep children safe online.
Helpline: 0808 800 2222
Parentline Plus is a national charity that works for, and with, parents. It works to offer help and support through an innovative range of free, flexible, responsive services – shaped by parents for parents.
Helpline- 08457 90 9090
Samaritans provides confidential emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings.
Supportline: 0845 30 30 900
Victim Support is the national charity for victims of crime in England and Wales.
Citizen’s Advice Guide
Adviceguide provides information on your rights, including benefits, housing, family matters and employment, and on debt, consumer and legal issues. Produced by Citizens Advice, you can get information for all four UK countries – England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Teaches children and adults about the Internet and being a SMART surfer.
A children’s charity working to improve the lives of children.
Action for Children
A children’s charity that supports and speaks out for the UK’s most vulnerable and neglected children and young people.
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation (LFF) is the only UK-wide child protection charity committed solely to reducing the risk of children being sexually abused. LFF’s staff work with all those affected by abuse including adult male and female sexual abusers; young people with inappropriate sexual behaviours; victims of abuse and other family members.
The Home Office Disclosure Scheme
Keeping children safe: your right to ask for a police check
If you are worried about someone in your child’s life, you can get them checked by the police to see if they have a record of child sexual offences. Find out what you need to do to get someone checked.
MOSAC (Mothers of Sexually Abused Children)
MOSAC is a voluntary organisation supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused. They provide advocacy, advice and information, befriending, counselling, play therapy and support groups following alleged child sexual abuse. Visit their website or call their national helpline on 0800 980 1958.
NAPAC is the National Association for People Abused in Childhood. It is a registered charity providing support and information for people abused in childhood.
Helpline: 0845 1221201.
Survivors UK provides information, support and counselling for men who have been raped or sexually abuses. Thousands of men contact them each year.
The Safe Network
Run by NSPCC, Children England & Child Accident Prevention Trust, the Safe Network works with voluntary and community organisations to help keep children and young people safe when taking part in activities. There is a wide range of free information and advice available, access to safeguarding standards, training materials and other vital resources.
The Internet Watch Foundation
You can report child sexual abuse images hosted anywhere in the world, criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK and non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK, to the Internet Watch Foundation.
Parent Port is a website that has been set up to help parents, grandparents, guardians and carers make their voices heard in relation to media content they find inappropriate for children.
Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (Pace)
Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (Pace) works alongside parents and carers whose children are or are at risk of being sexually exploited by perpetrators external to the family. They also offer guidance and training to professionals on how child sexual exploitation affects the whole family. They were formerly known as CROP.
Lifecentre is a UK based charity that supports survivors of rape & sexual abuse. It offers a national helpline and a counselling team based in Sussex, England.
CCPAS (The Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service) is the only independent Christian safeguarding charity, which provides a 24 hour confidential helpline; Safeguarding policies; Professional training and advice; Disclosure checks; Breaking news updates and Support and resources. We exist to safeguard both children and vulnerable adults throughout the UK. We also work to help those throughout the UK who are, or have been, affected by child abuse and similar issues. They also produce literature for parents. Subjects include the development of children’s personal safety skills and helping children who have been abused. For more information, see their range of free downloadable Help! leaflets: https://www.ccpas.co.uk/InformationHelp.html.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Provides a list of counsellors and psychotherapists and professional bodies offering therapy.
The Blast Project
The Blast project is a UK’s leading male only sexual exploitation project supporting and advocating for boys and young men. They deliver 1.1 emotional and practical support, group work in educational settings, and training and support for professionals. They also offer an anonymous reporting mechanism on their website for anyone concerned about a boy being sexually exploited (see https://mesmac.co.uk/report-now) in addition to online and phone support. Face to face is available in Leeds and Bradford and other services are available nationally. More information is available on their website.
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