The Stop It Now! UK and Ireland helpline

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update: we’re still open and taking calls and messages as usual.

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

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

If you’re worried about your own thoughts, feelings and behaviour, or about another adult or young person, we can help, and we won’t judge.

You do not need to give identifying information, so can remain anonymous. Our experienced advisors speak to thousands of people every year, helping them take action to protect children and young people from sexual abuse and exploitation.

Help us prevent child sexual abuse.
Call our confidential helpline: 0808 1000 900

If you’re not ready to speak to someone yet, you can use our new live chat or secure messaging service or look at the links below. 

Confidentiality statement

The helpline is confidential and you don’t have to give us your full name or any other details that will identify you. But if you do, and then you give us information that identifies a child who has been – or is at risk of being – abused, or any information which may suggest that any other person is at risk of harm, then we will pass that information on to the appropriate agencies. We will also pass on details of any criminal offence committed.

Opening hours


Mondays – Thursdays: 9am – 9pm
Fridays: 9am – 5pm

Live chat:

Mondays: 9am – 12pm
Wednesdays: 6pm – 9pm
Fridays: 2pm – 5pm

We’re closed on weekends and bank holidays.

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To take the survey, please click here.

Thank you.