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Get help for sexual abuse

  • Think you or a friend might have been sexually abused?
  • Want some advice or someone to talk to?
  • Worried about your child or a young person in your care?

It’s OK to speak to someone. Abuse is never your fault.

Speak to someone

If you think that you or someone else is being sexually abused or exploited please speak to someone. This could someone you trust like you teacher or pastoral lead at school. For support or if you’re concerned that a child has been sexually abused please contact the NSPCC 24 hour helpline Tel: 0808 800 5000 or email: If a child is at immediate risk of harm call 999.

What happens when you say...

Speaking up about sexual abuse or exploitation can be upsetting and scary. We understand that you want the abuse to stop. We also understand that you might be worried about what might happen after you tell somebody. This is normal and it’s okay to feel like this. Find out what happens when you report abuse.

Other people who can help


0800 1111

Marie Collins Foundation
01677 460168

0800 980 1958 (or 020 8293 9990)

0808 800 5000

NSPCC - be ‘share aware’
Online resources to help parents and carers teach their children how to stay safe when sharing pictures online or by text.

Parents Protect
0808 1000 900

If you have concerns about sexually transmitted infections, RUClear offers free, confidential NHS tests and advice.
0800 046 1303

Stop it Now! UK and Ireland
0808 1000 900

Parents Protect

Parents Protect is an information and resources website which aims to raise awareness about child sexual abuse, answer questions and give adults the information, advice, support and facts, they need to help protect children.

Say Something

It is not OK for someone to expect you or your friends to do things you don’t want to. Listen to your instinct; if it doesn’t feel right – tell someone. 24/7, FREE, ANONYMOUS, CALL OR TXT 116000


For support or if you're are concerned that a child has been sexually abused please contact the NSPCC 24 hour helpline.
Tel: 0808 800 5000

Front Door

If you have a concern that a child is vulnerable or at risk of significant harm please contact the Children's Front Door:
Phone: 01904 551900


If you think a child is in immediate danger contact the police on 999.