Information and Support
If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:
RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE
The 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.
Call the helpline on 0808 802 9999 or find out more online at the National Rape Crisis Helpline site.
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. It can also put you in touch with local rape crisis centres or other services for ongoing support.
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.
Survivors UK provides information, support and counselling for men who have been raped or sexually abused.
Phone: 0845 122 1201 (Monday & Tuesday evenings 7pm-9.30pm; Thursday afternoons 12 noon-2:30pm)
Stop it Now! UK and Ireland
Stop it Now! UK and Ireland works to protect children and prevent child sexual abuse.
Its 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)
NEXUS NI works across Northern Ireland to respond to the needs of survivors of sexual violence.
It offers counselling to victims of rape, sexual violence and sexual abuse. Contact your local Nexus office by phone or email to arrange counselling or to ask for more information.
Nexus NI: 028 9032 6803
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.
Phone: 0113 240 3040
If you’ve been a victim or witness of any crime you can get emotional and practical help from Victim Support, whether or not it has been reported to the police.
Phone: 0845 30 30 900
Victim Support Scotland
Victim Support Scotland offers emotional and practical support to all victims and witnesses of crime across Scotland.
Supportline: 0845 603 9213
Victim Support NI
Victim Support NI offers emotional and practical support to all victims and witnesses of crime across Northern Ireland.
Phone: 028 9024 4039 or Victim Support Line: 0845 30 30 900
Samaritans is available for anyone struggling to cope round the clock, every single day of the year.
It provides a safe place to talk where calls are completely confidential. Get in touch by phone or email or find the details for the local branch online
Phone: 08457 90 90 90
SEXTING AND ONLINE ABUSE
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 ChildLine 24 hours a day, every day, by phone or via the website.
Helpline: 0800 1111 (calls are free from all existing networks – landline and mobile)
The National Crime Agency's CEOP Command
The National Crime Agency's CEOP Command is the UK’s national police agency set up to tackle child sexual exploitation and abuse. If you are worried about someone’s sexual behaviour towards a child online, you can report this at the CEOP site 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.
The Internet Watch Foundation
The Internet Watch Foundation is the UK hotline for reporting criminal online content, working with the internet industry, police and international partners to get it removed.
This includes child sexual abuse images and criminally obscene adult content. Reports to the IWF are confidential and can be submitted anonymously.
Your report to the hotline may help to trace and rescue a young victim from further abuse.
TheSite is a digital lifeline for 16 to 25 year-olds. It provides non-judgmental support and information on everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs.
TheSite’s straight-talking emotional support is available 24 hours a day.
On TheSite you can chat about any issue on their moderated discussion boards and in the live chat room, browse over 2,000 articles and videos full of facts you can trust.
Get Safe Online
Get Safe Online is a leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety.
UK Safer Internet Centre
The UK Safer Internet Centre provides the latest advice on how to use the internet and new technologies safely and responsibly.
E-safety advice line: 0844 800 2382
Professionals' online safety helpline: 0844 381 4772 (designed with teachers, social workers and people who work with children and young people in mind)