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Worried about a child?

Don't wait until you're certain. If you are worried about a child or need advice, contact our free 24/7 adult helpline on 0808 800 5000, help@nspcc.org.uk or text 88858.

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How to contact us

Get in touch by telephone, text or online and speak to one of our counsellors. If you are deaf or hard-of-hearing, you can contact us by textphone or webcam.

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What to expect

Find out what happens when and after you get in touch, and meet some of the people who will help you.

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Online advice

Find out more about the signs, causes and effects of sexual and other forms of abuse as well as information about children at risk and positive parenting guidance.

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Frequently asked questions

Read the frequently asked questions about our helpline and Childline service, child protection and the work of the NSPCC.

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Are you a child?

Do you need to talk? Call ChildLine on 0800 1111 or visit us online.

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Worried about a child?

Don’t wait until you’re certain. Contact our trained helpline counsellors for 24/7 help, advice and support.

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