Information and Support
If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:
The NSPCC is a charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. They operate a free 24-hour helpline that provides help, advice and support to adults worried about a child. Contact them by phone, text, email or visit their website
Telephone: 0808 800 5000
ChildLine is the UK’s free, 24-hour confidential helpline for children and young people who need to talk. Trained counsellors are there to provide comfort, support and advice about any problem that’s on your mind. Contact them 24 hours a day, every day, by phone.
Telephone: 0800 1111
(Calls are free from all existing networks – landline and mobile)
NAPAC - National Association for People Abused in Childhood
The NAPAC - 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.
Phone: 0800 085 3330
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.
Freephone Helpline: 0808 1000 900
(emails received are anonymised to preserve confidentiality and they aim to respond within 3-5 days)
Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors
Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors is a support group for women and men from Christian backgrounds who have been sexually abused by Ministers or Clergy, as children or as adults. They support both survivors who have remained within their Christian communities and for those who have left. Contact them by phone or visit their website.
Telephone: 08088 01 03 40
(Tuesdays from 2-5pm and Wednesdays from 6-9pm)
CCPAS - Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service
The CCPAS - Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service offers help and support to all those affected by abuse as well as those seeking to provide pastoral care. They can offer support to anyone affected by abuse within the church or not. Contact them by phone or visit their website.
Telephone: 0845 120 45 50 (24 hours a day)
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. Contact them by email or visit their website.