Safeguarding is everyone’s business

How can I get help?

Who can I talk to about Child Sexual Exploitation?

If you are concerned about Child Sexual Exploitation ring the Police on 101 or if there is immediate danger 999. You can also ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Other Sources of information and help for adults

NSPCC CSE Helpline 

NSPCC Adult Helpline

 0800 389 1701


0808 800 5000

(free from landlines & most mobiles)

A 24/7 line purposely for adults and young people to express concerns they may have in relation to child sexual exploitation (CSE).

A 24/7 adult helpline covering all child protection issues.

Visit for other methods of getting in touch.

Barnardo’s Safe Choices

028 9065 8511

Works with children and young people who are at risk of being sexually exploited. The service can provide advice where there are concerns that a child or young person is going missing, help in identifying the signs that a young person might be sexually exploited, advice on how to help a child or young person exit an exploitative situation; and information about other relevant agencies and how to contact them.


Parenting N.I.

0808 8010 722 Freephone (Mon – Thurs: 9am-8pm, Fri: 9am – 5pm) or request out-of-hours assistance via their website

A leading organisation providing support and services based on the needs of parents/carers.


Women’s Aid Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline

0808 802 1414

A dedicated Helpline which operates 24 hours a day. It is open to anyone, male or female who may be a victim of abuse.

Social Services Gateway

Belfast HSC Trust:
028 9050 7000

South Eastern HSC Trust:
0300 1000 300

Northern HSC Trust:
0300 1234 333

Southern HSC Trust:
0800 7837 745

Western HSC Trust:
028 7131 4090

A social work service for children and families. It is the first point of contact for people who are concerned about a child or young person not already known to social services.


Sources of information and help for Young People

If you are a young person who wishes to speak to someone about Child Sexual Exploitation or other abuse you can contact:


0800 1111

A private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. Call free on, or have a 1-2-1 chat online or send an email via their website at  any time of the day or night.



0808 800 8000 available 24/7 (calls are free from U.K. landlines & mobiles


The Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair