Information and Support
If you or someone you know have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:
National Rape Crisis Helpline
The National Rape Crisis Helpline is accessible 365 days a year to women calling from anywhere in England and Wales who have survived any form of sexual violence, no matter how long ago, offering specialised, confidential support, information and referral details completely free of charge. The helpline is also available to provide an immediate source of support to friends and family of survivors, as well as other professionals, to understand how best to support female survivors of sexual violence. For further information call the helpline or visit the website.
Helpline: 0808 802 9999
Rape Crisis Scotland
Rape Crisis Scotland provides a national rape crisis helpline for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened. The helpline offers free and confidential crisis support and information. They can also put you in touch with local rape crisis centres or other services for ongoing support. For further information contact them by phone or visit the website.
Phone: 0808 801 03 02 (from 6pm to midnight 7 days a week)
NEXUS NI Counselling works across Northern Ireland to respond to the needs of survivors of sexual violence aged 16 and over. They offer counselling to victims of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse. For further information contact them by phone or visit the website.
Phone: 028 9032 6803
Survivors UK provide information, support and counselling for men who have been raped or sexually abused. For further information contact them by phone or alternatively visit their website.
Phone: 0845 122 1201
(Monday and Tuesday evenings between 7pm and 9.30pm and Thursday afternoons between 12:00PM and 2:30PM)
National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)
The National Association for People Abused in Childhood is a charity that offers support, advice and guidance to adult survivors of any form of childhood abuse. For further information contact them by phone or alternatively visit their website.
Phone: 0800 085 3330
The Survivors Trust
The Survivors Trust has over 130 member agencies based in the UK and Ireland which provide specialist support for women, men and children who are survivors of rape, sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse. For further information contact them by email or visit their website.
Stop it Now! UK and Ireland
Stop it Now! UK and Ireland works to protect children and prevent child sexual abuse. Their helpline offers confidential advice, information and support to anyone with concerns about child sexual abuse and helps callers take the action that is in the best interests of children. The helpline is available to any adult who has concerns relating to child sexual abuse. This includes those who are concerned that an adult or child they know is sexually abusing a child, or is at risk of doing so; is concerned about their own thoughts or behaviour towards children, including an interest in child pornography; or is a parent or carer of a child whose sexual behaviour or interests they find worrying. For further information call the helpline, contact them by email or visit the website.
Freephone Helpline: 0808 1000 900
(emails received are anonymised to preserve confidentiality and they aim to respond within 3-5 days)
Pace (Parents against child sexual exploitation)
Pace (Parents against child sexual exploitation) works alongside parents and carers of children who are – or are at risk of being – sexually exploited by perpetrators external to the family, as well as offering guidance and training to professionals on how child sexual exploitation affects the whole family. Pace seeks to enable parents and carers to safeguard and stop their children being sexually exploited, works with parents and partners to disrupt and bring perpetrators to justice, and aims to influence national and local policy and practice. For further information contact them by phone or visit the website.
Phone: 0113 240 3040
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is the UK’s national police agency set up to tackle child exploitation on and offline. If you are worried about someone’s behaviour towards a child online, you can report this at www.ceop.police.uk or via the ClickCEOP button available on many websites. CEOP’s Thinkuknow education programme has information for parents, teachers and young people about staying safe on the internet. For further information visit their website.
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. For further information contact them by phone or visit their website.
Telephone: 08457 90 90 90 (24 hours a day)