How can I get help?
THERE ARE MANY ORGANISATIONS YOU CAN SPEAK
TO IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW MIGHT BE
AFFECTED BY CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION.
It’s important to get advice and seek support if you or someone you know is
affected by any of the issues on our website, such as child sexual exploitation,
sexual violence, rape, mental health problems and drug and alcohol addiction.
Most of these numbers are free to call from BT landlines and some are free
from mobiles. Please check the websites of the organisations if you’re unsure.
You can contact ChildLine about anything. There are a number of ways to get in touch – via email, message forums and online chat. Calls are free and confidential.
CALL: 0800 1111
101 non emergencies – will connect you directly to your local police force
999 emergency services – only call this number if you or someone you know is in immediate danger
CALL: 101 FOR NON EMERGENCIES
Runaway Helpline is a national, free, confidential service, provided by the charity Missing People, for anyone who has run away from home or care, or been forced to leave home. Whether you have run away from home because of an argument, bullying, abuse or you’re unhappy. All calls are free and confidential.
CALL: 0808 800 70 70, TEXT: 80234
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.
You might want to report something or you might want to discuss something – either way it’s on your terms.
CALL: 116 000 – 24/7, FREE, ANONYMOUS
Support for those affected by any crime, whether or not the crime has been reported and regardless of when it happened.
CALL: 0808 16 89 111
LINES OPEN WEEKDAYS 8AM TO 8PM, WEEKENDS 9AM TO 7PM, BANK HOLIDAYS 9AM TO 5PM
For free advice and support about relationships. Live Chat allows you to talk to a trainer counsellor in real time. Sessions last around 25 minutes and the service is free. Everything is confidential.
CALL: 0300 100 1234
CHECK WEBSITE FOR OPENING HOURS
Crimestoppers is a partnership between the police, the media and the community to fight crime. If you know of any criminal activity, you can report it to Crimestoppers anonymously online or by phone.
CALL: 0800 555 111
Support for victims of honour crimes and forced marriages regardless of age or gender.
CALL: 0800 5999247