Safeguarding Links


The NSPCC Helpline

Tel: 0808 800 5000 

24 hour free and confidential telephone Helpline that provides counselling, information and advice to anyone concerned about a child or you person at risk of ill treatment or abuse.

 For those with hearing difficulty there is a text phone telephone number:

0800 056 0566

NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit

Tel: 01162 469 085

The Child Protection in Sport Unit is a specialist unit jointly funded by the NSPCC and Sport England. The website is designed for use by anyone involved in sport or child protection. It is an informative portal with sections on Home, Parents, Children, Organisations and Professionals.

NSPCC Inform

Specialist library catalogue of research, journal articles & other publications, latest child protection news, weekly e-mail summaries, online publication ordering, selective reading lists.

NSPCC Kidszone

Kids Zone is a website deigned for young people, where you can find out more about the NSPCC and learn about their work to help children, There's the latest on the FULL STOP Campaign and news about celebrity supporters. Kids Zone will be developed over the next few months.

The Asian Helpline

Asian Helpline operated by Asian counsellors in:

Gujarati (telephone: 0800 096 7715)

Hindi (telephone: 0800 096 7716)

Bengali/Sylehti (telephone: 0800 096 7714)

Punjabi (telephone: 0800 096 7717)

Urdu (telephone: 0800 096 7718)

English (telephone: 0800 096 7719)

At the time of the publication The Asian Helpline is open between 11am and 7pm Monday - Friday, so please check the NSPCC website for up to date details. 


Careline - Tel 020 8514 5444

Counselling Line - Tel 020 8514 1177

Confidential crisis telephone counselling service for children, young people and adults.

Face to face service for adults.


Tel 0800 1111

Fax 020 7650 3201

Free national telephone helpline for children 24 hrs

Family Rights Group

Tel 020 7923 2628

Fax 020 7923 2683

Assists families with children in care/residential accommodation/ child protection procedures


Tel 0207 730 3300

An organisation committed to help prevent child bullying.


Tel 01262 469 085

Help and advice for families experiencing psychological, physical or sexual abuse within the home. Encourages and support groups.

Parentline Plus

Tel 020 7284 5500

Helpline 0808 800 2222

Support for all families/stepfamilies.


Tel 0808 2000 247

24 hour national domestic violence helpline. Refuge can refer women experiencing domestic violence to refuges and give advice on welfare rights.


Tel 01722 410 889

SAFE support victims of abuse.


Helpline (local call rate) 08457 90 90 90

Admin Telephone 020 8394 8300/Fax 020 8394 8301

Nationwide, non-religious, non-political, 24 hour confidential support line.

Help for those with any kind of personal problem. Backed up by an e-mail group, Befrienders, via, is an International charity developing volunteer action to prevent suicide. This site features a comprehensive directory of emotional first aid helplines.

This charity website is designed for children and parents who are faced with dealing with bullying giving practical advice and guidance.

Child Safe

Initiated by Avon and Summerset Police, Child-safe aims to provide practical advice, promote safety and ensure that parents and organisations are made aware of the potential risks for children and young people when involved in travel, sport and organised groups.

Home Office

Information from the Home Office on child protection issues, including statistics, reports and news updates.

The UK's free online specialised child protection resource.

A general list of 1,000 self-help organisations in the UK.

Sports Coach UK

Sports coach UK is committed to the development of coaches and coaching at every level in the UK. They provide workshops and resources to guide the coaching of young players and safe and ethical sports practice.

Virtual Global Taskforce

The Virtual Global Taskforce was set up to help protect young people online. The Taskforce comprises police forces from all around the world, including the National Crime Squad in the UK, and aims to make the Internet a safer place. For more information, visit the Taskforce website.