Report child abuse

If you’re worried about a child, you can always talk to us. Contact our helpline and speak to one of our trained counsellors for information and advice.

What to do if you're worried about a child

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, you can speak to us about your concerns. Whether you want to report child abuse and neglect or aren't sure what to do, we're here to listen, offer advice and support and can take the next steps if a child's in danger.

Please note that tonight we're experiencing technical difficulties with our webforms. We’re working really hard to fix this, but if you need advice or support, please contact the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or by email to speak to one of our trained practitioners who will be happy to help. 

Our telephone lines are open Monday to Friday 8am – 10pm and 9am – 6pm at the weekend. You can contact us online 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call 0808 800 5000


It's normal to feel anxious, nervous or unsure about getting in touch with us. We're here to help and take that worry from you. Letting us know you're worried about a child could be the first step to helping protect them from a lifetime of abuse and neglect.

If you’re using a mobile device/tablet and are experiencing difficulties completing our online form, please try using a computer, or call us on 0808 800 5000, or email to report your concern.

If a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999 straight away.

Reporting child abuse anonymously

There are lots of reasons why someone might want to remain anonymous when contacting us. You don't have to tell us who you are, where you live or share your contact details. If you do choose to share any of these with us, you can tell us not to share them with other agencies – like the police or social services.

If we think a child could be at risk we have a duty to share information that you give us with other agencies. But we'll respect your wishes around remaining anonymous. If you'd like to find out more about remaining anonymous, please do get in touch.