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Who Can I Talk To?

Do you think you're being abused, or in danger of abuse?

If you need help for yourself, another family member or for a friend because of abuse and neglect, you should speak to an adult or someone that you feel comfortable with and can trust.

Talking about it for the first time can be hard, but you have the right to proper care and should not be abused by anyone. If someone hurts you or touches you in ways you don't like, then there are people who care and can help you.

It is important that you have someone you can talk to and trust. For everyone, this can be different people. You may feel you can talk better with someone you know, or you may prefer to talk to someone you don't know

Talking to a parent/carer, other family members such as grandparents - even friends or a friend's parents can help. Teachers, doctors, nurses, social workers and other adults who work with children are also responsible for helping to stop abuse. They will listen to what you have to say and will work with other professionals to protect you from abuse and neglect.

 

Don't be afraid to talk to these people if you are worried. They are there to help you.

If you are worried about what might happen if you tell somebody, then the following organisations can give you free and confidential advice:

 

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Childline

Telephone: 0800 1111

Talk to counsellors online or visit and post on their message boards.

NSPCC

NSPCC

Telephone: 0808 800 5000

Email: help@nspcc.org.uk

SMS: 88858

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Samaritans

Telephone: 08457 90 90 90 (UK) (call charges apply)

 

There a lots of specialists organisations that can also help. Please look at our other pages which will list some of those agencies that are specific to certain areas.

 

If you feel like you, another family member or a friend are in serious danger, then call The Police on 999.

 

News

Disrespect NoBody campaign

The second phase of the Home Office Disrespect Nobody campaign will run from 2 February until the end of March 2017.

The aim of the Disrespect NoBody campaign is to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships.

For 2017 the focus of the campaign will be consent and sexting, which are both issues where many young people need more education and information. The campaign advertising directs young people to the website www.disrespectnobody.co.uk where they can get further information and signposts them to organisations who can provide support.

Please click on the link below to download the partner brief and campaign materials.
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/assets.
smartcdn.co.uk/docs/Campaign_materials_for_
Disrespect_NoBody_2017.pdf.pdf

Click here to go to their website