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Abuse

Lists organisations and services who can help if you are experiencing abuse, or if you've experienced abuse in the past.

Support for all adults

Samaritans

116 123 (freephone)
[email protected]
Chris, Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
samaritans.org

Samaritans are open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some Samaritans branches in person. Samaritans also have a Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day).

Victim Support

0808 168 9111
victimsupport.org.uk
Provides emotional and practical support for people affected by crime and traumatic events.

Support for adults abused in childhood

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

0808 801 0331
napac.org.uk
A charity supporting adult survivors of any form of childhood abuse. Provides a support line and local support services.

Support for children

Childline 

0800 1111
childline.org.uk
Support for children and young people in the UK, including a free 24-hour helpline.

Kidscape

020 7823 5430
kidscape.org.uk
Information and advice for parents with concerns about school bullying and abuse.

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

0800 800 5000
0800 1111 (18 or under – Childline helpline)
nspcc.org.uk
Support for children and anyone worried about a child.

YoungMinds

0808 802 5544 (parents helpline)
85258 (crisis messenger service – text the letters YM)
youngminds.org.uk
Committed to improving the mental health of babies, children and young people, including support for parents and carers.

Support for older people

Hourglass

0808 808 8141
wearehourglass.org
Offers a helpline, text line, information and advice for older victims of abuse, as well as those concerned about an older person, families, carers and practitioners (previously known as Action on Elder Abuse).

Support for people with learning difficulties

Mencap

0808 808 1111
mencap.org.uk
Information and advice for people with a learning disability, families and carers.

Respond

0207 383 0700
respond.org.uk
Provides a range of services for people with learning disabilities, including both victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse as well as families, carers and professionals.

This information was published in November 2016.

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