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Signs a child might be abusing

A child or young person who is sexually harming another might display some of the signs below. Do you know a child or adolescent who:  

If you have any concerns over what is normal sexual behaviour or what might be abuse call the Stop it Now!, confidential helpline 0808 1000 900 or email help@stopitnow.org.uk for advice, support and information. There is help available.

Confidentiality Statement

Our telephone Helpline offers a confidential service for people seeking advice and support.  This means that when contacting us you do not have to give any identifying information such as address, telephone number or last name.

However, if you do give us identifying information and we are concerned that a child is at risk or a criminal offence has been committed which the police may not be aware of, we will have to pass on that information to the appropriate agencies.

We also offer a confidential e-mail service, help@stopitnow.org.uk, on which you can contact us.  Your e-mail address will not be displayed. Due to high demand for this service, we are unfortunately unable to offer an immediate response to your enquiry. We aim to respond to all emails within 3-5 working days but if your enquiry is urgent please call the confidential Helpline 0808 1000 900.