Getting help

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help!
  • Find someone you can trust to talk to – it doesn’t matter the role they’re in or job they do but 
whether you like them as a person.
  • You could call or text the free 116 000 helpline to talk to someone anonymously 24/7
  • You could call the police if things get really bad.
  • You can send an e-mail for free; from a library or something – you can email 116000@missingpeople.org.uk to #SaySomething

“Even though you might think that there’s nothing left or nowhere to go or nothing good will happen. It’s not true. Everything will be ok”

Young Person

“Don’t ever think no one will believe you. Someone will believe you and trust you.”

Young Person

Other places to go for help

Police

First it’s important to remember that the Police care a lot about children and young people being safe. CSE is against the law. If you, or someone else, is in immediate danger then dial 999 and ask for help from the Police.


aSk UK is a health information app for young people in the UK encouraging safer sex and signposting to advise & services.

Brook Young People’s Information Service

020 7617 8000

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Information, support and signposting service for young people under 25 on sexual health. Also runs a confidential enquiry service via the Brook website . Details of local services available via text message (see website for details). 24hr recorded information line on a range of sexual health topics (020 7617 8000). With centres throughout the UK offering free contraception, pregnancy testing and counselling.

The latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom or at home. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.

A confidential 24hr free telephone helpline. Emotional support for children and young people on issues relating to child abuse, bullying etc.

Missing People Helpline: Say Something

116 000

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Visit Runaway Helpline Website

The Say Something campaign has been developed with young people and aims to safeguard vulnerable children and young people by empowering them to identify early indicators of child sexual exploitation (CSE). Say Something will also offer a free, 24-hour, anonymous phone and SMS helpline, 116 000, enabling young people to disclose information and see support.