How To Get Help
If you are a child or young person and you are experiencing sexual abuse you are not alone, support is out there for you and you can get help.
Childline is a free and confidential service for children and young people. You can phone them on 0800 11 11 or you can visit Childline.
For parents, family members and carers, support and guidance is available through the following organisations:
- Crimestoppers: call 0800 555 111.
- Police Scotland: call 101 for advice and support (or call 999 if you think a child is in immediate danger).
- ParentLine Scotland: call 0800 028 2233 or email: email@example.com. Parent Line's opening hours are from 9am-10pm (Mon-Fri) and 12 noon-8pm at weekends.
- NSPCC: If you are an adult and worried about a child you can call the 24 hour NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000.
- Bernardo's: call 0131 446 7000 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- If someone you know is at risk of becoming an offender you can visit Stop It Now! Scotland for confidential advice.
The sexual abuse of children and young people online is hugely damaging for victims and their families (and for perpetrator’s families). The consequences can last a lifetime, damaging relationships, health and long-term wellbeing.
Police Scotland are committed to tackling online child sexual abuse (CSA) and our campaign #GetHelpOrGetCaught warns perpetrators to stop sexually abusing children online and encourages them to seek help.
Our #GetHelpOrGetCaught campaign warns perpetrators to stop sexually abusing children online and encourages them to seek help.
If you feel you are at risk of committing this type of offence or if you are concerned about someone else’s behaviour you can find more information by visiting Stop It Now! Scotland.