Concerned about your behaviour? Concerned about someone you know? Concerned about a child's behaviour? Have you been abused? Need advice on how to protect children? Are you a professional looking for advice?

Call The Helpline

If you are unsure or worried about your own thoughts or behaviour towards children, or the behaviour of someone you know, whether they are an adult or a child, our experienced advisors can offer confidential advice on what steps you could take.

If you are a professional looking for advice or support, our trained operators can help you.

The Stop it Now! Freephone Helpline - 0808 1000 900 - is available
from 9.00am - 9.00pm Mondays to Thursdays and from 9.00am - 5.00pm Fridays.

Alternatively you can contact us for help and advice via email at this address:

Emails received at this address are anonymised to preserve confidentiality, but please do not include details such as telephone numbers as this would be classified as identifying information. Please see our confidentiality policy below.

Also note that emails may not be replied to immediately due to high demand for the service. We aim to respond to all emails within 3-5 working days. If you are looking for immediate help, please contact the Helpline by phone. 

Please see the confidentiality statement (below) before contacting us. Please be aware that e-mails sent to or any other related Stop it Now! email address are not confidential.

Confidentiality Statement

Our telephone Helpline offers a confidential service for people seeking advice and support.  This means that when you call 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. This includes email contact. Please do not email telephone numbers as we cannot make outgoing calls. In addition, providing a telephone number would constitute identifying information.

If you email us on, your email address will not be displayed to preserve confidentiality. Please do not include your name in your email. Our email service is not able to offer an immediate response due to high demand. We aim to respond to emails within 3-5 working days. If your enquiry is urgent please call the confidential Helpline - 0808 1000 900.

More about the Helpline

Read more about the helpline, including; how it works, our protocols, how it is managed, monitored and evaluated.  

Our Helpline Reports give an overview of activity since the Helpline began in 2002. They include an array of statistical information and call examples.

You can also read a number of call examples which demonstrates the sort of calls we take. Our Helpline staff answer, on average, around 100 calls a week. which vary greatly in nature and can be from any one of our target groups.

For inquiries in the United States, please contact our sister organisation, Stop It Now!:

Stop It Now!