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Sexual Abuse

An example of sexual abuse would be where a child has been forced to take part in sexual activities or in the taking of rude photos.

There is help, advice and support available to people with concerns about child sexual abuse.

Local support groups and organisations in and around Hounslow

The links below are some of the national organisations and agencies you can contact for information or support.

Stop it Now! UK and Ireland
www.stopitnow.org.uk
Helpline - 0808 1000 900
Email help@stopitnow.org.uk
A useful website for anyone with concerns about child sexual abuse. It operates a confidential Freephone helpline for any adult with concerns including those worried about the sexual behaviour or another adult towards children, their own thoughts or behaviour towards children and those concerned about the worrying sexual behaviour of a child or young person

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre
www.ceop.police.uk
The CEOP Centre is the UK's national police agency set up to tackle child sexual abuse. If you are worried about someone's behaviour towards a child, online or offline, you can report this on their website. You can also get help, advice and support on all issues related to internet safety for young people.

Childline
www.childline.org.uk
0800 1111
Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, talk to a counsellor online. You can also send ChildLine an email or post on the message boards.

NSPCC Helpline
www.nspcc.org.uk
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline - 0808 800 5000
The NSPCC is a UK charity dedicated to stopping child abuse. You can call their child protection helpline or contact them via email at help@nspcc.org.uk.

Victim Support
www.victimsupport.org.uk  
Supportline: 0845 30 30 900
Victim Support is the national charity for victims of crime in England and Wales.

Barnardo's
www.barnardos.org.uk
A children’s charity working to improve the lives of children. Barnardo’s works to protect sexually exploited and abused children

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation
www.lucyfaithfull.org.uk 
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation (LFF) is the only UK-wide child protection charity committed solely to reducing the risk of children being sexually abused. LFF’s staff work with all those affected by abuse including adult male and female sexual abusers; young people with inappropriate sexual behaviours; victims of abuse and other family members.

MOSAC (Mothers of Sexually Abused Children)
www.mosac.org.uk
MOSAC is a voluntary organisation supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused. They provide advocacy, advice and information, befriending, counselling, play therapy and support groups following alleged child sexual abuse. Visit their website or call their national helpline on 0800 980 1958. 

The Home Office Disclosure Scheme
www.gov.uk/police-check-someone-involved-with-child

Keeping children safe: your right to ask for a police check
If you are worried about someone in your child’s life, you can get them checked by the police to see if they have a record of child sexual offences. Find out what you need to do to get someone checked.

NAPAC
www.napac.org.uk/
NAPAC is the National Association for People Abused in Childhood. It is a registered charity providing support and information for people abused in childhood. 

SURVIVORS UK 
www.survivorsuk.org/
Survivors UK provides information, support and counselling for men who have been raped or sexually abused. Thousands of men contact them each year.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
www.bacp.co.uk
Provides a list of counsellors and psychotherapists and professional bodies offering therapy.