Signposts to Support


The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to establish a dedicated independent helpline for people who have experienced sexual abuse in an educational setting. 

 The helpline will provide both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse in schools with support and advice, including onward action such as contacting the police if they wish to. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals. Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant support services available, including Childline, which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.

The dedicated and confidential NSPCC helpline – Report Abuse in Education can be reached on 0800 136 663 or by email at help@nspcc.org.uk.

We have listed some other sources of support below.

  • Addiction

           Al Anon Helpline 0800 0086 811 or by email

Addiction and dependency - support organisations | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems

  • Children’s Social Work Services Duty and Advice / Front Door Safeguarding Hub for members of the public – 0113 2223301
  • Cruse Bereavement Care 0808 808 1677
  • Domestic Violence

National Domestic Abuse helpline - 0808 2000 247

The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is a freephone 24 hour helpline which provides advice and support to women and can refer them to emergency accommodation.

The National Domestic Abuse Helpline is run by Refuge.

There are translation facilities if your first language is not English. The Helpline also offers BT Type talk for callers with hearing difficulties. The Helpline worker contacts the Type talk operator so that the caller can communicate through them.

Website: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk