Dedicated helplines NSPCC specialised helplines support inquiries into abuse and provide advice on child protection

The NSPCC runs dedicated helplines, in addition to our general helpline for anyone worried about a child. Our specialised helplines provide support for:

  • inquiries into abuse
  • organisations in delivering child protection procedures
  • anyone needing advice about female genital mutilation
  • anyone needing advice about young people affected by gangs
  • anyone with concerns that someone may be a victim of modern slavery.

Worried about a child?

Contact our trained helpline counsellors for 24/7 help, advice and support.

0808 800 5000

Report a concern

Helpline for footballers who've been sexually abused

Our free helpline offers advice and support to anyone who experienced sexual abuse as a young footballer.

0800 023 2642

Whistleblowing Advice Line

Free advice and support for professionals concerned about how child protection issues are being handled in their organisation.

help@nspcc.org.uk

0800 028 0285

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Abuse inquiries

If you have information relating to the inquiry or incident or have been affected by it and need advice and support, call the relevant helpline below.

These helplines have been commissioned by police forces, other criminal justice agencies, or local authorities across the UK.

Police investigation into non-recent sexual offences against children and young people who were in the care of Leicestershire Children’s Services.

Tel: 0808 800 5000

This helpline relates to the national police response being co-ordinated by South Yorkshire policing authority into historic child abuse allegations against:

  • elected officials either locally or nationally
  • people of celebrity status or otherwise in the public eye
  • known associates of the above
  • organisations and bodies including parliament, schools, local authorities, hospitals, prisons and children's homes

Tel: 0808 800 5000

Helpline relating to the Greater Manchester Police investigation into alleged sexual and physical abuse that took place at Knowl View Residential Home in Rochdale prior to its closure in the 1990s. One of the alleged perpetrators is the late Cyril Smith, former MP for Rochdale.

Tel: 0808 800 5000

Helpline relating to the Metropolitan Police investigation into historical abuse of children by William Vahey, who was a teacher at Southbank International School in London between August 2009 and July 2013. It is alleged he abused boys in this school on school trips abroad. Vahey has since committed suicide.

Tel: 0808 800 5000

Helpline relating to allegations against an athlete in NISA who has been charged with a number of offences against children.

Tel: 0808 800 5000

Helpline for anyone who has been affected by child sexual exploitation in Northern Ireland, or who wants to make a report about any concerns they have.

Tel: 0800 389 1701

Helpline relating to Dorset police investigation into allegations of historic child abuse made against Peter Hamilton-Harvey.

Tel: 0808 800 5000

Helpline for anyone who has been affected by child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, or who wants to make a report about any concerns they have.

Tel: 0800 731 9256

Helpline relating to the investigation into allegations against a former consultant at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, who has been charged with offences against children.

Tel: 0808 800 5000

Durham Police investigation into allegations of physical and sexual abuse of young men at the Medomsley Detention Centre from the 1960s to mid-1980s.

Tel: 0808 800 5000

Helpline relating to the Metropolitan Police inquiry into child sexual abuse by the late Jimmy Savile and alleged abuse by others.

Tel: 0808 800 5000

Helpline for those with concerns about historic child abuse relating to Westminster MPs, members of the House of Lords or any government official.

Tel: 0808 800 5000

Organisations' and agencies' helplines

These helplines have been established in partnership with organisations as part of their general child protection procedures.

The NSPCC and Crimestoppers have formed a partnership. Where someone contacts Crimestoppers about criminal activity and also has child protection concerns, Crimestoppers would give them the NSPCC's contact information. Similarly, if someone calling the NSPCC with child protection concerns is also worried about criminal activity the NSPCC would recommend they contact Crimestoppers.

Tel: 0808 800 5000

Our helpline can provide advice, support and information to callers from the Falklands Islands.

Tel: 28888

This helpline forms part of the FA's Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures. We can assist professionals, parents and carers, and the public, to report concerns for children who may be at risk due to football-related activity.

Tel: 0808 800 5000

For Girlguiding staff and volunteers with child protection concerns.

Tel: 0808 800 5000

This helpline forms part of the RSPCA's child protection procedures. If an RSPCA inspector has concerns about a child when visiting a property, they will call the NSPCC to report these. Also, if a member of the public makes a report to the animal welfare charity that raises child protection concerns, the RSPCA will give them the NSPCC's number. The NSPCC will also let the RSPCA know if any animal welfare concerns are raised by people contacting them about a child.

Tel: 0808 800 5000

For travel company TUI's employees who have child protection concerns during the course of their work.

Tel: 0808 800 5000

FGM helpline

Helpline offering advice, information and support to anyone concerned that a child's welfare is at risk because of female genital mutilation.

0800 028 3550

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Modern Slavery helpline

Anyone with concerns that a child or adult is a victim of slavery can contact this helpline. The NSPCC is working together with the Government in a bid to help identify victims of slavery. The service is wholly funded by the Home Office.

0800 0121 700

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Gangs helpline

Helpline offering advice, information and support to anyone concerned that a child or young person is involved in or at risk from gangs.

0808 800 5000