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?

Are you a professional looking for advice?

The public expects all those who work with children and families to know how to protect youngsters from child sexual abuse and have all the answers. Stop it Now! knows that is not always the case.

Whether you are a teacher who has spotted inappropriate sexual behaviour in the classroom or a social worker with a particularly difficult case, the Stop it Now! freephone confidential helpline (0808 1000 900) is there for advice support and information.

Working with people who have sexually harmed children or pose a risk to them is not always easy.

Similarly, working with children and their families where sexual abuse is an issue can be very demanding and cause anxiety for the professionals involved.

If you are working in the criminal justice system, health service or for children’s services and need advice and support with a work related matter help is available from trained and experienced professionals who can offer you guidance and personal support.

And if you are a teacher, Scout leader, swimming coach, choir master or anyone who works with children and young people and you have spotted a difficult situation which you need advice on, Stop it Now! is here to help.

Call the Stop it Now! freephone confidential helpline on 0808 1000 900 or email for advice, support and information. Professionally trained call takers will help you through this difficult situation. Please bear in mind there will be a delay in response to the email service, for an immediate response please call our confidential Helpline - 0808 1000 900.

Read an example of a call we have taken from a professional here.  

Or visit our Get Help website where there is a huge range of online resources, advice and support that will help you address your concerns.

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.