Support for all adults
Chris, PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
116 123 (Freephone)
24-hour support for anyone experiencing distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
0808 1689 111 (Mon to Fri: 8pm to 8am, Sat to Sun: 24 hour service).
Online self-referral is available here.
Victim Support is a charity that provides support and information to people affected by crime, including rape and sexual abuse, as a victim or a witness. The website provides details of local support branches.
Support for adults abused in childhood
NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood)
infoline: 0808 801 0331 (freephone)
Support, advice and guidance for adult survivors of any form of childhood abuse – sexual, physical or emotional
TANSAL (The Abuse Network Survivor Aid Links)
Provides information on books, training, UK events and links for survivors of sexual, physical, emotional or mental abuse and neglect during childhood, and those supporting survivors.
Support for children
helpline: 0800 1111 (24 hour)
Confidential telephone counselling service for children about any issue.
tel: 020 7823 5430 (anti-bullying helpline for parents)
Telephone advice for parents with concerns about school bullying and child sexual abuse. Child protection advice leaflets available on website.
helpline: 0808 800 5000 (24 hour)
For anyone who needs advice, help or information regarding a child's welfare and for those who want to report concerns they have about a child or young person at risk of abuse.
Parents information service: 0808 802 5544
Information for both parents and young people, including podcasts on the website Produces useful publications, including the leaflet Sexually abused?
Support for older people
Action on Elder Abuse
helpline (UK): 0808 808 8141
Helpline for anyone concerned in any way about the abuse of older people.
Support for people with learning difficulties
Respond provides a range of services to people with learning disabilities, including both victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse. It also provides support and training for families, carers and professionals. Mental health professionals can refer people with learning difficulties who have experienced or perpetrated sexual abuse for face-to-face work.
infoline: 0808 808 1111
Information and advice for people with a learning disability, families and carers
This information was published in November 2016.