Services for Children & Young People

For more information on each organisation and the services they offer, please use the links provided for their individual websites.


0800 1111 for CHILDLINE for Children

24 hour

0808 800 5000 for Adults concerned about a child

24 hour

Children's charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.


We're working a little differently because of Coronavirus:

0800 1111

Monday to Friday: 7:30am - 3:30am

Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 3:30am



Monday to Friday: 7:30am - 10:30pm 

Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 10:30pm​

When you call us on 0800 1111 you’ll get through to a counsellor, they’re there to listen and support you with anything you’d like to talk about. Or you can have a 1-2-1 counsellor chat online



0808 1000 900

Monday to Thursdays: 9am - 9pm

Fridays: 9am - 5pm


Mondays: 9am - 12pm

Wednesdays: 6pm - 9pm

Fridays: 2pm - 5pm

If you’re worried about child sexual abuse, you can talk to us.

Our confidential helpline, live chat and secure messaging service are here for anyone with concerns about child sexual abuse and its prevention.

ANNA FREUD - National Centre for Children & Families


Young People:

If you need support, you can text AFC to 85258

The AFC Crisis Messenger text service is a free, confidential, 24/7 text message support service for anyone who is feeling overwhelmed or is struggling to cope. The service is staffed by trained volunteers who will work with you to take your next steps towards feeling better. 

We can help with issues such as anxiety, worry, panic attacks, bullying and depression and are here to talk at any time of day or night.