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.
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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:
Support line: 0808 801 0331, open 10am-9pm Mondays to Thursdays & 10am-6pm on Fridays
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
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:
Housing and homelessness
Mental health support
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.