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-7pm Fridays. Trained staff can also provide help by email on firstname.lastname@example.org, with a response in 48 hours.
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Get help – further support
If you are worried about someone’s behaviour towards a child, you can:
- Contact your local police
- Contact your local Social Services
- Contact the Stop it Now! Helpline
- Contact the NSPCC Child Protection Helpline
- Report online to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre
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’.
You can also get in touch with your local Social Services and contact details will be found online or through local telephone directories.
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-7pm on Friday. Stop it Now! can also provide help by email on email@example.com, with a response in 48 hours. More information can also be found on www.stopitnow.org.uk.
Contact the NSPCC Child Protection Helpline - 0808 800 5000
The NSPCC is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to stopping child abuse. You can call their child protection helpline on or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org (or email@example.com if you are emailing from Northern Ireland).
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre – www.ceop.police.uk
CEOP is the UK’s national police agency for dealing with child protection, particularly tackling offenders who use online technology to abuse children. If you are worried about someone’s behaviour towards a child online, you can report this at www.ceop.police.uk
Other useful links can be found here.