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Sex Gangs Support

If you have been affected by the issues in The Hunt for Britain's Sex Gangs, these organisations can offer help and support


NWG Network

A UK network of over 1000 practitioners working on the issue of child sexual exploitation and trafficking, offering support and information. Go to their website and click on the map of UK to find specialist help in any given region.



Parents Against Child Exploitation (PACE) work with parents and carers of children who are at risk of sexually exploitation.  They offer support and advice and run support groups for parents in some areas of the country. Website has good information on the signs of grooming.


National Association for People Abused in Childhood – NAPAC

Providing confidential support and help with recovery, no matter when the abuse took place.  Helpline: 0800 085 3330 (lines open Monday – Thursday 10am - 9pm, Friday to 6pm)

Helpline: 0808 801 0331 (lines open Monday – Thursday 10am - 9pm, Friday to 6pm)


Crime Stoppers

If you think you have information or suspicions about ongoing or past crimes of sexual exploitation of children then you can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously, either through their website, or on 0800 555 111 (lines open 24/7)


Offering advice to anyone worried about the safety or welfare of a child.  Services are available in several languages, as well as for deaf and hard-of-hearing people.

Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines open 24 hours)


Text: 88858



Offering support to young people who have been approached or abused; Childline is free and confidential for anyone up to the age of 18.

Helpline: 0800 11 11 (lines open 24 hours)


Missing People

Missing people support anyone who has a loved one that is missing or has run away. They have specialist counsellors who understand the issues associated with sexual exploitation.

Helpline: 116 000 (lines open 24 hours)

Text: 116 000



National Child Trafficking Advice and Information Line - CTAIL

A specialist service providing information and advice to professionals working with children or young people trafficked into the UK


Coram Children’s Legal Centre

Free legal information on family, child or education law, also offering representation to children, young people, their families and carers

Legal advice: 08088 020 008 (lines open Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm)


The Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre

Offering support to anyone who has been raped or sexually abused, however long ago the abuse happened.

Helpline: 0808 802 9999 (lines open 12 midday - 2.30pm and 7pm - 9.30pm)

Rape and Abuse Line

Confidential individual helplines for men and women who have been raped or sexually abused.

Females: 0808 8000 123 (lines open evenings 7 – 10pm)

Males: 0808 8000, 122 (lines open evenings 7 – 10pm)


Stop It Now!

Providing advice to anyone who has abused, or thought about abusing a child; encouraging abusers to recognise their behaviour problems and seek help to change.  Also supporting the family and friends of abusers.

Helpline: 0808 1000 900 (lines open Monday - Thursday 9am - 9pm, Friday 9am - 5pm).




Child Exploitation and Online Protection work towards stopping the eradication of sexual abuse of children; part of UK policing helping to track and find offenders.


End Child Prostitution and Trafficking - ECPAT UK

Campaigning against commercial sexual exploitation of children including child sex tourism and trafficking.


The Children’s Society

Providing help and support to children, including those at risk on the streets.


Think You Know

Information about the websites, mobiles and new technology, helping to identify what’s OK, what’s not and what can be done about it.



Barnardo’s run over 800 UK projects annually to transform the lives of more than 190,000 children and young people.


NSPCC Inform

Child protection resources for anyone working to safeguard children.


The International Centre

Reporting on the Study of Sexually Exploited and Trafficked Young People


The Sex Education Forum

Offering information and advice on sex and relationships education.


Information on call charges:

0800 - Free from BT land lines. Other networks may charge and mobile costs will be incurred.

0808 - Free from BT land lines. Other networks may charge and mobile costs will be incurred.

0845 – Free with BT land lines call packages, otherwise charged at 2p per minute daytime and weekend, 5p per minute evenings. Other networks may charge and mobile costs will be incurred.

0300 - Calls cost standard national rate plus a 13.1p set up charge per call from a BT landline. Calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will cost considerably more.

0844 - Calls from BT land lines cost up to 5p per minute and 5p per call as part of many BT call packages, otherwise a 13.1p set up charge per call will be incurred. Calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will cost considerably more.