You can start to repair the damage and reclaim your life

Whether you are a man or woman, whatever abuse you experienced, whoever it was who abused you – we are here to help you.

Support Line

Our support line is staffed by trained volunteers, who can help you come to terms with what happened and finding ways of repairing the harm.

Call free on 0808 801 0331 from landlines or mobile networks

Our lines are open 10am till 9pm Monday to Thursday, 10am till 6pm on Friday. We cannot take messages or call you back.

Alternatively you can email us at
We aim to respond to all email as promptly as possible.

If the lines are busy, please be patient and try again, perhaps trying at a different time of day when there might be fewer people calling our volunteers. We want to take your call and will do so as soon as we can.

We promise to keep what you tell us confidential
The only exceptions to this are if we learn that someone is currently in serious danger of harm – for example, an identifiable child who is being abused now – or in the case of intelligence about drug dealing, terrorism or money laundering. In those circumstances alone, we are obliged to act upon that information and inform the police or other authorities.

Myths surrounding Child Abuse

Children are only abused by strangers

Many children/people know their abuser, while there is occasions when it is a stranger majority of abuse happens at home, by a family member or family friend.

Abuse victims go on to abuse others.

While this is an excuse used by perpetrators, we have no reason to believe this is true in fact most survivors of abuse are so traumatised by what happened to them they would not do the same to someone else.

Mothers/women do not abuse their children or children in general.

People assume a mother would not abuse a child or their own child, it has been well publicised that while men are more likely to sexually abuse a child mothers/women are more likely to be physically violent and to neglect a child and in some cases sexually abuse as well.

You can spot a perpetrator.

There are no visible signs of a perpetrator, some people assume they are dirty, smelly old men when in fact they can be a nice, smiley neighbour, uncle, cousin, grand-father, aunty.

Child abuse only happens in poor communities.

Child abuse happens in every community whether you are rich, poor or from a different ethnicity.

It’s all the victim’s fault.

It is never the fault of the child, the child cannot consent to the abuse and rarly understands what is happening to them hence why telling someone is very difficult, they just dont have the vocabulary to describe whats happening.

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