In an emergency

If you – or someone you know – are in immediate danger, call the police on 999.

Children and young people

If you need to talk to someone, you can call Childline on 0800 1111.

This is a free and confidential 24-hour helpline where you can talk about anything that's worrying you.

Adults concerned about a child or young person

If you have concerns about a child's safety or welfare, call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000. 

If you’ve been affected by our recent advert

Our services to help children and young people affected by child sexual abuse require a referral from health, social or education workers. 

For urgent support, please contact one of the organisations listed below. Our practitioners suggest:

NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood) 

Support line: 0808 801 0331, open 10am-9pm Mondays to Thursdays & 10am-6pm on Fridays

Survivors UK

Online support: Mon – Sun 12pm-8pm


Support line: 116 123, open 24 hours a day


Support line: 0800 068 4141 9am – 10pm weekdays, 2pm – 10pm weekends, 2pm – 10pm bank holidays

Lucy Faithfull

If you’re worried about the sexual behaviour of other adults or children and young people, or your own sexual thoughts or behaviour towards children, you can access confidential support from the Stop it Now! Helpline on 0808 1000 900.

We run over 1000 services for children, families and young people all over the UK.

For some of these services you'll need somebody like a teacher or social worker to refer you.

If Barnardo’s doesn’t provide the service you need in your area, try contacting one of the following:


Coram Voice

Child bereavement

Child Bereavement UK

Children’s centres

Find a Sure Start Children's Centre 

Disability advocacy/participation

The Advocacy Project

Domestic abuse



Youth Employment UK

Family contact

Spurgeons children's charity

Housing and homelessness


Leaving care

Coram Voice

Mental health support 

Young Minds' helpline for parents and carers's online support for young people





The Mix



Missing People


If you suspect a child may be trafficked, call the Modern Slavery Helpline on 0800 012 1700. 

If the child is in immediate danger phone 999 immediately and let the operator know that there is a potential that they are a trafficked child.