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Online help and advice

We hope you'll find the advice you're looking for on the following pages, but if you would prefer to talk to us, please contact one of our counsellors on 0808 800 5000, help@nspcc.org.uk or text 88858.
Child abuse and neglect

Advice about the signs and effects of sexual abuse and other forms of child abuse, and where to get help.

Sexual abuse
Emotional abuse
Physical abuse
Child trafficking
Female Genital Mutilation
Online safety

Advice for parents about keeping your child safe when using the internet, social networking websites, games and mobile phones.

Online safety: what parents need to know
How to help your child stay safe online
Talking about sex and relationships

Help for parents with talking about issues related to sex and sexual behaviour.

Talking to children about sex
Talking to teenagers about sex
Sexual behaviour of children
Children at risk

In some situations children may be more at risk of harm. Find out more and get advice on how to protect children at risk.

Deaf and disabled children
Children who run away
Living with domestic abuse
Alcohol and drug misuse
Parents with mental health problems
NSPCC helpline

Worried about a child?

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

Report a concern

Contact the helpline in:
ChildLine 0800 1111

Are you a child?

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

Get some help

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Information for professionals

Get more detailed information from our website for professionals.

Go to NSPCC Inform