Support for adults
Chris, PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
24-hour helpline: 08457 90 90 90
24-hour support for anyone experiencing distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
Victim Supportline: 0845 30 30 900 (Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat and Sun 9am-7pm)
Victim Support is a charity that provides support and information to people affected by crime, including rape and sexual abuse, as a victim or a witness. The website provides details of local support branches.
Support for adults abused in childhood
NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood)
TANSAL (The Abuse Network Survivor Aid Links)
Provides information on books, training, UK events and links for survivors of sexual, physical, emotional or mental abuse and neglect during childhood, and those supporting survivors.
Support for children
helpline: 0800 1111 (24 hours)
Confidential telephone counselling service for children about any issue.
tel: 08451 205 204 (anti-bullying helpline for parents)
Telephone advice for parents with concerns about school bullying and child sexual abuse. Child protection advice leaflets available on website.
helpline: 0808 800 5000 (24 hours daily)
For anyone who needs advice, help or information regarding a child’s welfare and for those who want to report concerns they have about a child or young person at risk of abuse.
Parents information service: 0808 802 5544
Information for both parents and young people, including podcasts on the website Produces useful publications, including a leaflet: Sexually abused? (pdf).
Support for older people
Action on Elder Abuse
Support for people with learning difficulties
Respond provides a range of services to people with learning disabilities, including both victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse. It also provides support and training for families, carers and professionals. Mental health professionals can refer people with learning difficulties who have experienced or perpetrated sexual abuse for face to face work.