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 Police

If you would like to make a report to the police regarding this case, please contact the Durham Constabulary on 101.


The NSPCC is a charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.

It operates a free 24-hour helpline that provides help, advice and support to adults worried about a child. Contact the NSPCC by phone on 0808 800 5000, text 88858, email or go online to the NSPCC site.

Stop it Now!

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

Email: (emails received are anonymised to preserve confidentiality and they aim to respond within 3-5 days)

Visit the Stop it Now! site

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.

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 the trust by emailing, or visit the Survivors Trust site.

Survivors UK

Survivors UK provides information, support and counselling for men who have been raped or sexually abused.

Call 0845 122 1201 Monday and Tuesday evenings between 7pm and 9.30pm and Thursday afternoons between 12 noon and 2:30pm, or visit the Survivors UK site.

National Association for People Abused in Childhood

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.

Phone: 0800 085 3330

National Association for People Abused in Childhood site

Victim Support

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

Visit the Victim Support site