Stop Abuse Together

Child sexual abuse is a reality for thousands of children across our country, with at least one in ten estimated to experience sexual abuse before they turn 16.

But we can all play a part in protecting children and getting them the right help. That’s why it’s important to know how to spot the potential signs of child sexual abuse and where to go for support. This website brings together advice and resources to help you keep the children in your life safe.

If you have any concerns at all about a child’s safety or wellbeing, don’t hesitate to contact the NSPCC Helpline on

0808 800 5000

or email

The dedicated NSPCC child protection specialist you talk to will know what to do next and will take any necessary action. It’s never too soon to speak out when a child needs help. Even if you’re unsure, if you’re worried, the best thing to do is to talk to a trained professional. Your call could protect a child from experiencing sexual abuse.

If you think a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999.

I’m a parent or carer

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Click on the description below that best describes you to find options for further support, including helplines and advice on what to do next.

I’m under 18

I’m worried something’s happened to me or someone I know.

I’m an adult

Something happened to me when I was younger.

I’m a professional

I want to know more about how I can help.