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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:, 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 in our children's attitudes and behaviour that might mean that something is wrong we need to know where we can discuss our concerns and get help straight away, rather than feeling that we don’t know what to do. Getting help when we know or suspect a child is being sexually abused or exploited may not feel easy, but there is help available.

Stop it Now! Helpline - The Helpline offers confidential information, advice and support to those with concerns around child sexual abuse and sexual exploitation.
The police disclosure scheme - (also known as Sarah's Law)
Survivor services

If you are worried about someone’s behaviour towards a child, which leads you to suspect they may be abusing or exploiting that child you must take action. You should do one or all of the following:

  • 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

Local Police

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. Calling 101 will direct you to your local police force. An automated system will lead you to someone who can direct you to the appropriate department.

You can get in contact with your local neighbourhood police team. Visit your local police force website for details or go to 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 CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) is the UK's national police agency set up to tackle child sexual abuse and exploitation.. If you are worried about someone's inappropriate behaviour towards a child, either online or offline, you can report this at

Contact Stop it Now! Helpline - 0808 1000 900

This is a confidential helpline for adults who are worried about the sexual behaviour of another individual towards children. It is also designed for individuals who are concerned about their own sexual thoughts or behaviour towards children. In addition the  Helpline deals with parents and carers worried about the sexual behaviour of children and young people. The Helpline operates from 9am-9pm Monday-Thursday and from 9am-5pm on Friday. Stop it Now! it also provides help via anonymous email on, with a response in 3-5 working days. More information can also be found on  

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

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