Helplines and Support for Parents
Important notePlease note these helplines are for people with historic experiences of sexual assault or rape, not for current cases. If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999. If you suspect abuse but a child hasn’t actually disclosed to you, we recommend that you follow this guidance provided by the NSPCC and report your worries to their helpline on 0808 800 5000, where you can remain anonymous. If you are a practitioner working with young people please refer to your own organisation’s child protection procedure, or if in doubt refer to the government guidelines on what to do if you suspect a child may be being abused.
To report non-recent child abuse to the Police
Operation Hydrant is the police initiative set up in 2014 to coordinate investigations into allegations of non-recent child sexual abuse. This factsheet from Operation Hydrant gives some basic information on reporting historic abuse to the police and what is involved.
To report non-recent child abuse to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
The Truth Project was set up for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to share their experiences in a supportive and confidential setting. It’s part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) which was set up in 2015 to investigate organisations and institutions that have failed to protect children from sexual abuse.
HAVOCA – Help for Adult Victims Of Child Abuse
National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)
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Introduction to age appropriate RSE
Our guide to high quality, age appropriate Relationship & Sex Education for your child, helping you know what to expect from us.
BigTalk Education's Growing Up Safe Programme
Children want their parents to be the first people to talk to them about growing up, sex and relationships. Yet many parents say they lack confidence to answer their children's questions frankly, Schools are there to help, and BigTalk Education are here to support Schools and Teachers. Members of the BigTalk Team can come into School for a part or whole day, ensuring your children (and you as parents) are well educated to keep them safe, healthy and happy! Find out more >
BigTalk Education's RSE Lessons for Life
Our Programme in Secondary Schools uses a Youth Work approach to RSE delivery, participation, empowerment and inclusion are fundamental to its success. Our Team fosters a non-judgmental, relaxed, receptive atmosphere, which doesn’t shy away from sensitive issues. Find out more >
Bodies, Babies & Bellybuttons
This book is a gentle introduction for children about their bodies and where they come from. A must have for all parents to help answer your children's questions in a simple, understandable and age appropriate way.