Quick Exit

Links and resources for Parents, Carers & Partners

Samaritans

Tel: 116 123 Free Call – Emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair 24/7 365 Days of the year.
Website: https://www.samaritans.org/

Mind

Mind offers support and advice concerning mental health and wellbeing. Helping everyone understand mental health problems, so no one has to feel alone.
Website: https://www.mind.org.uk/

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice provides information on your rights, including benefits, housing, family matters and employment, and on debt, consumer and legal issues. You can get information for all four UK countries – England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Website: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Change Grow Live

CGL’s drug and alcohol services support adults and young people to understand the risks their drug or alcohol use pose to their health and wellbeing and support them to reduce or stop their use safely.
Website: https://www.changegrowlive.org/

Victim Support

Victim Support is the national charity for victims of crime in England and Wales.
Support line: 0845 30 30 900
Website: https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/

Compass UK

Compass UK’s services respond to a wide range of people’s physical and mental health needs, and lifestyle behaviours such as smoking, drugs and alcohol, sexual health, emotional health, healthy eating and healthy relationships.
Website: https://www.compass-uk.org/

NAPAC

NAPAC is a registered charity providing support and information for people abused in childhood.
Website: https://napac.org.uk/

Internet Watch Foundation

The Internet Watch Foundation. You can report child sexual abuse images hosted anywhere in the world, criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK and non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK, to the Internet Watch Foundation.
Website: https://www.iwf.org.uk/

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse. They work closely with frontline workers and professionals such as police officers, social workers and education staff to ensure children are as safe as they can be. They work with entire families that have been affected by sexual abuse including: young people with inappropriate sexual behaviours; adult male and female sexual abusers; victims of abuse and other family members. Drawing on their expert knowledge, they offer a broad range of services for professionals and members of the public also running the confidential Stop it Now!
Website: https://www.lucyfaithfull.org.uk/

Action for Children

A children’s charity that supports and speaks out for the UK’s most vulnerable and neglected children and young people.
Website: https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/

Barnardo’s

Barnardo’s is a charity supporting children and young people.
Website: https://www.barnardos.org.uk/

The Havens

The Havens provide advice as It can be very difficult to know how to help a friend, relative or partner who has been sexually assaulted or raped. But you can be a good source of support for them, even though you might find it daunting. It will have an emotional impact on them, and it is likely to affect you, too. You may feel a range of emotions such as anger, shock, guilt and a general feeling of helplessness. All of these are normal. But it is important that you think of your own wellbeing as well.
Website: https://www.thehavens.org.uk/family-friends/

NHS supporting a victim

NHS site providing information on supporting victims of rape or sexual abuse.
Website: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sexual-health/help-after-rape-and-sexual-assault/#supporting-a-victim-of-sexual-assault

Pace

Pace helps parents across the UK understand what is happening to their child and how parents are the prime agents in helping their child exit exploitative relationships.
website: http://paceuk.info/for-parents/

Stop it now!

Stop it Now! 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 of 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.
Helpline: 0808 100 900
Email: help@stopitnow.org.uk
Website: https://www.stopitnow.org.uk/

CEOP

The CEOP Centre (Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre) is the UK’s national police agency set up to tackle child sexual abuse and exploitation. If you are worried about someone’s behaviour towards a child, either online or offline, you can report this at www.ceop.police.uk

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

The Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is a partnership between Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Police, the National Health Service (NHS) and other key partner agencies. We work together with partners to safeguard children, young people and adults.
Tel: 02476 788555
Email: mash@coventry.gov.uk 
Website: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/mash

Childnet

Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the Internet a positive and safe environment for children.
Website: https://www.childnet.com/

Family lives

Family lives is a national charity that works for, and with, parents. It works to offer help and support through an innovative range of free, flexible, responsive services – shaped by parents for parents.
Helpline: 0808 800 2222
Website: https://www.familylives.org.uk/

NSPCC

The NSPCC is a UK charity dedicated to stopping child abuse. You can call their child protection helpline – 0808 800 5000 or contact them via email at help@nspcc.org.uk.
Website: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Get a police check on someone involved with a child

The Home Office Disclosure Scheme (Sarah’s Law). Keeping children safe: your right to ask for a police check. If you are worried about someone in your child’s life, you can get them checked by the police to see if they have a record of child sexual offences. You can access the link provided to find out what you need to do to get someone checked.
Website: https://www.gov.uk/police-check-someone-involved-with-child

MOSAC

MOSAC is a voluntary organisation supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused. They provide advocacy, advice and information, befriending, counselling, play therapy and support groups following alleged child sexual abuse. Visit their website or call their national helpline on 0800 980 1958
Website: https://www.mosac.org.uk/

Parent Port

Parent Port is a website that has been set up to help parents, grandparents, guardians and carers make their voices heard in relation to media content they find inappropriate for children.
Website: http://www.parentport.org.uk/

Mind – parenting with a mental health problem

This page within MIND’s website explains difficulties you may face as a parent with a mental health problem, support available and suggestions on how to help yourself and your children.
Website: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/parenting-with-a-mental-health-problem/parenting-and-mental-health/

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