If you want to ask a question or talk through any issues or concerns, call the Stop it Now! confidential, freephone helpline on 0808 1000 900.
The helpline is available from 9am-9pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-5pm Fridays. Alternatively you can contact us for help and advice via email at this address: email@example.com, with a response in 48 hours.
Emails received at this address are anonymised to preserve confidentiality, but please do not include details such as telephone numbers as this would be classified as identifying information. Please see our confidentiality policy below.
Also note that emails may not be replied to immediately due to high demand for the service. We aim to respond to all emails within 3-5 working days. If you are looking for immediate help, please contact the Helpline by phone.
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Get help, support and advice
As caring adults we are aware of so much that affects the lives of our children. If we notice changes that might mean that something is wrong we need to know where we can voice our concerns straight away, rather than feeling that we don’t know what to do. Getting help for a situation of child sexual abuse may not feel easy, but there is help available.
Stop it Now! Helpline - This Helpline offers confidential information, advice and support to those with concerns around child sexual abuse.
The police disclosure scheme - (also known as Sarah's Law)
If you are worried about someone’s behaviour towards a child, you must take action.
- Contact your local police
- Contact your local Children's Social Services
- Make a report online to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre
- Contact the Stop it Now! Helpline
- Contact the NSPCC Helpline
If a child is in immediate danger, call 999. If not, all police forces have other ways in which you can get in touch, including a non-emergency phone number which you will find in a telephone directory or online.
You can get in contact with your local neighbourhood police team. Visit your local police force website for details or go to www.direct.gov.uk and search for ‘police’.
Children's Social Services
You can also get in touch with your local Children's Social Services and contact details will be found online or through local telephone directories.
Contact the CEOP Centre
The CEOP centre is the UK's national police agency set up to tackle child sexual abuse. If you are worried about someone's inappropriate behaviour towards a child, online or offline, you can report this at www.ceop.police.uk.
Contact Stop it Now! Helpline - 0808 1000 900
This is a confidential helpline for adults worried about the sexual behaviour of others towards children and also those worried about their own sexual thoughts or behaviour towards children. The Helpline also deals with parents and carers worried about the sexual behaviour of their children. The Helpline operates from 9am-9pm Monday-Thursday and from 9am-5pm on Friday. Stop it Now! can also provide help by email on firstname.lastname@example.org, with a response in 3-5 working days. More information can also be found on www.stopitnow.org.uk.
Contact the NSPCC Helpline - 0808 800 5000
The NSPCC is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to stopping child abuse. You can call their child protection helpline or contact them via email at email@example.com
Other useful links can be found here.
For more information on child protection follow this link to our FAQs.