Other organisations

SAMARITAINS
24 hours a day, 365 days a year HELPLINE. Confidential service covering a range of areas, not just for those who are feeling suicidal.

Call   116 123 (UK)

www.samaritans.org

Feb 2018 last updated

 


CHILDREN

NSPCC
Call   0808 800 5000
- Help for adults concerned about a child
Call   0800 1111 - ChildLine on Help for children and young people

www.nspcc.org.uk - many useful resources, including research studies and fact sheets 

Feb 2018 last updated

 

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre
Dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. That means we are part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.

 www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre

Feb 2018 last updated

 

PARENTS PROTECT
Is a child sexual abuse prevention and awareness website which helps parents and carers do the best they can to protect their children from sexual abuse. The site is a useful resource of information, guidance and resources.

Call - 0808 1000 900

www.parentsprotect.co.uk

February 2018 last updated

 

STOP IT NOW! UK & Ireland
Is a useful website for anyone with concerns about child sexual abuse. The Stop it Now! campaign operates a confidential freephone helpline for any adult with concerns including those worried about the sexual behaviour or another adult towards
children, those worried about their own thoughts or behaviour towards children and those concerned about the worrying sexual behaviour of a child or young person.

Call - 0808 1000 900

www.stopitnow.org.uk

Feb 2018 last updated



ADULTS

 

ACTION ON ELDER ABUSE
Confidential (will not show up on your phone bill) freephone helpline, which provides information, advice and support to victims and others who are concerned about or have witnessed abuse, neglect or financial exploitation. The helpline is available throughout the UK Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Call - 0808 808 8141

elderabuse.org.uk

Feb 2018 last updated

 

AGE UK
Information and advice for older people.

Call - 0800 055 6112
Free to call 8am – 7pm 365 days a year

www.ageuk.org.uk

Feb 2018 last updated

   


HOMELESS

 

SALVATION ARMY
Offer support in various areas e.g. Homelessness, Human Trafficking, Older People, Children & Families, People in poverty, Reuniting families, Domestic Abuse, Unemployment.

www.salvationarmy.org.uk

Feb 2018 last updated

 

SHELTER
Helpline for homeless or about to be made homeless.

Call - 0808 800 4444

england.shelter.org.uk

Feb 2018 last updated

 

CRISIS
National charity for homeless people.

www.crisis.org.uk

Feb 2018 last updated 

 


MENTAL HEALTH

 

MIND
Provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone who is.

www.mind.org.uk

Feb 2018 last updated 

 

BEAT 
Eating disorder advice and support

 Helpline - 0808 801 0677

Youthline - 0808 801 0711

www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

Feb 2018 last updated 

 

FAMILY LIVES (previously known as Parentline)
Information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying. Confidential and free helpline service.

Call - 0808 800 2222 
9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday

www.familylives.org.uk

Feb 2018 last updated 

 

VICTIM SUPPORT
If you’ve been affected by crime, we can give you the support you need to move forward. Our services are free, confidential and available to anyone in England and Wales, regardless of whether the crime has been reported or how long ago it happened. Choose from a number of ways to contact us.

Call - 0808 16 89 111

www.victimsupport.org.uk

 Feb 2018 last updated  


DOMESTIC ABUSE

 

WOMEN’S AID
Is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children.

Call - 0808 2000 247
24hr  Freephone Helplines

www.womensaid.org.uk

Feb 2018 last updated 

 

 

 

RESPECT PHONE LINE - offering advice, information and support to help you stop being violent and abusive to your partner.

0808 802 4040 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) Confidential freephone helpline or

email info@respectphoneline.org.uk

http://respectphoneline.org.uk/

 

Jan 2017 last updated

 

 

MEN’S ADVICE LINE - help and support for male victims of domestic violence

Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

0808 801 0327 or email info@mensadviceline.org.uk

http://mensadviceline.org.uk/

 

Jan 2017 last updated

 

 

RESTORED - an international Christian alliance working to transform relationships and end violence against women.

www.restoredrelationships.org

 

Jan 2017 last updated

 

OFFENDERS & THEIR FAMILIES

 

Offenders Family Helpline - this is a really useful site for information on prison allocation/visiting etc.  Interestingly there is a service we can write to when we are trying to locate a person in a prison, they can locate them and subject to their consent let us know.  This is useful for PCR:

http://www.offendersfamilieshelpline.org/index.php/transfer/

Jan 2017 last updated

 

 

FIRST TIME IN PRISON - For people facing sentencing, this is also a useful site as to what will happen:

http://www.firsttimeinprison.co.uk/from-courtroom-to-prison/

Jan 2017 last updated

 

 

i-HOP - This is a resource for all professionals working with children and families with parents in prison and is the most expansive resource bank for (predominantly) England.  I know because I set it up with funding from the DfE in my previous job

http://www.i-hop.org.uk/app/home

 

Jan 2017 last updated

 

 

BEREAVEMENT

 

NATIONAL BEREAVEMENT SERVICE - Information and advice on the practical side of bereavement and provide a clear understanding of what those steps are from arranging a funeral to dealing with the legal and financial issues  that need to take place. Every bereavement is different and there are different processes dependent on your circumstances. Therefore the information on this site is for general use.

0800 0246 121

http://www.nationalbereavementservice.org/

 

Jan 2017 last updated

 

 

 


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