Something’s happened to me or someone I know.
No matter what’s happened, there is always someone who will listen to you and take what you say seriously.
If you think anyone is in immediate danger, call the police on 999.
You can speak to a trained counsellor for free by calling Childline or visiting their website to chat to them online. Calls aren’t recorded and the number won’t appear on your phone bill.
Call: 0800 1111 any time or visit the Childline website, where you’ll also find information and support on a range of issues.
It can be really hard, but it’s a good idea to speak to an adult you trust. This could be a teacher, a family member, your GP or anyone else you feel safe with. Find ways you can start the conversation on Childline’s website. Find out how to speak to a GP.
Get help from the NHS
The NHS run sexual assault referral centres (SARCs) which can offer you support. They are available to all, regardless of gender and age, or when it happened. Find your nearest sexual assault referral centre and NHS advice on help after rape and sexual assault.
Get a nude image removed from the internet
You can report a nude image or video that’s been posted online to see if it can be removed. And Childline will support you through the process.
Rape Crisis England & Wales
Free, confidential and specialist support and advocacy services for people whose lives have been impacted by sexual violence and abuse of any kind at any time.
National telephone helpline (for women & girls aged 13+): 0808 802 9999 (every day from 12pm to 2:30pm and 7pm to 9:30pm)
Live chat emotional support (for women & girls 16+): https://rapecrisis.org.uk/get-help/live-chat-helpline/about-the-live-chat-helpline/
National Male Survivor Helpline
This is a confidential helpline for male victims of sexual violence and abuse. They also provide emotional support via telephone 0808 800 5005 or text 07860 06518
0808 800 5005 | firstname.lastname@example.org | https://www.safeline.org.uk
You can also find support for specific backgrounds and communities:
Provides a free, confidential and independent services for all LGBT+ people who have experienced sexual assault, violence or abuse, however or whenever it happened.
Breaking the Silence
A specialist service for male survivors from black and Asian communities aged 13 and over.
To find services which support black and minority women and girls
A resource for survivors who self-identify as men or male.