Concerned about your behaviour? Concerned about someone you know? Concerned about a child's behaviour? Have you been abused?
Need advice on how to protect children? Are you a professional looking for advice?

Have you been sexually harmed or abused?

Do you need help?

If you suffered abuse as a child or you are a young person currently suffering abuse, help is available.

You can ring our Freephone confidential helpline on 0808 1000 900 or email for advice, support and information of organisations that can help you. You could also contact one of the following organisations:

Many people suffer the effects of child sexual abuse in silence and never tell anyone about it during childhood. Many keep their abuse secret forever. Sadly, the impact of abuse may strike at any time and it is important that help is available when people need it.

One in six children suffer some form of sexual abuse before the age of 16 and more than 80% of those who are sexually abused know their abusers and often have an emotional closeness to and dependency on them which makes it difficult to tell.

Some feel guilty and responsible for what happened and think they should have stopped it. Abuse is NEVER the fault of the child victim.

Call the Stop it Now! Freephone, confidential helpline on 0808 1000 900 for advice, support and information.

Confidentiality Statement

Our telephone Helpline offers a confidential service for people seeking advice and support. This means that when you call us you do not have to give any identifying information such as address, telephone number or last name.

However, if you do give us identifying information and we are concerned that a child is at risk or a criminal offence has been committed which the police may not be aware of, we will have to pass on that information to the appropriate agencies. This includes email contact. Please do not email telephone numbers as we cannot make outgoing calls. In addition, providing a telephone number would constitute identifying information.

If you email us on, your email address will not be displayed to preserve confidentiality. Please do not include your name in your email. Our email service is not able to offer an immediate response due to high demand. We aim to respond to emails within 3-5 working days. If your enquiry is urgent please call the confidential Helpline - 0808 1000 900.