National Emergency Helplines
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline
0808 800 5000 (free 24 hour service)
Childline (a free 24 hour helpline for children)
Vetting and Barring Scheme Contacts
Independent Safeguarding Authority
0300 123 1111
Disclosure and Barring Service
0870 9090 811
Churches’ Agency for Safeguarding
020 7467 5216
General Safeguarding Advice and Guidance
Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (AFRUCA)
0844 660 8607
Unit 3D/F Leroy House, 436 Essex Road
London N1 3QP
AFRUCA promotes the welfare and rights of African children in the UK. It has published a series of booklets offering safeguarding advice addressed to the African community.
Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS)
0845 120 4550
PO Box 113, Swanley
Kent BR8 7UQ
As well as offering a full advisory service to members CCPAS has a range of resources and publications available for download and purchase.
0118 950 0068
Abbey House, Abbey Square
Reading RG1 3BE
Circles UK works to create Circles of Support and Accountability in which sex offenders are enabled to reintegrate responsibly into the community. Circles works in partnership with criminal justice agencies.
020 7730 33002
Parents helpline 08451 205204
2 Grosvenor Gardens
London SW1W 0DH
Kidscape works to provide individuals and organisations with practical skills and resources to keep children safe from harm. The charity was established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. Among other things, it provides a helpline for parents of bullied children.
020 7825 2500
Weston House, 42 Curtain Road
London EC2A 3NH
The NSPCC offers advice and a range of resources to safeguard children and young people.
0844 357 6573
PO Box 8953
Chelmsford CM2 9WM
Sanctuary was an independent charity which is now a project of CCPAS and exists to help churches safely to support sexual offenders.
The Safe Network
The Safe Network is jointly managed by NSPCC and Children England and was created as a result of the Government’s Staying Safe action plan. The website provides resources to help organisations reflect on their safeguarding policies and procedures and gives access to training for not-for-profit organisations.