Get Help

Please find below organisations who offer services across a range of areas. We hope this is helpful.
For information about Local Providers of Circles please see our Local Providers page.

For people who are concerned about their own thoughts and behaviour towards children or others or those concerned about the thoughts and behaviour of a friend or relative.

Stop It Now – Self-help, information and support for people troubled by their sexual thoughts about children and young people and to stop viewing sexual images of children or having sexual conversations with children.
– (live chat, send a secure email, find online self-help or get information about in-person services for the public and professionals).
– Helpline – 0808 1000900 (Mon – Thurs 9am – 9pm, Friday 9am – 5pm).

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation – provides support, advice and information for anyone with concerned about child sexual abuse and how to prevent it. They work with adults worried about their own sexual thoughts, feelings or behaviour towards children; adults worried about another adult or young person; and young people themselves. They also work with professionals, adult survivors, and families where there has been no abuse.

StopSo – specialist therapy for sex offenders and those who have yet to act on their ‘troubling thoughts’ and help for families for sex offenders.

Thirtyone:eight – independent Christian safeguarding charity which helps individuals, faith and community groups to protect vulnerable people from abuse.

If you are concerned about a specific child at risk

Police – Ring 999 (If a child is at immediate risk)

Children’s Social Care team at your local council


Action for Children


Legal or other advice for people who are subject to legal requirements and restrictions (e.g. Sex Offender Register, Sexual Harm Prevention Order, Prison Licence)

NACRO – information, advice and practical support services for people leaving prison, those on community sentences and those at risk of offending

Unlock – “support, information and advocacy for people with criminal records to move on positively in their lives”

Law Society – resource to find a Solicitor – some solicitors may be willing to offer a one-off consultation without requiring payment

Prison Reform Trust – advice and resources for people in prison about what to expect, rules and procedures in prison, and how they should be treated.

For people who are victims/survivors of sexual abuse and are looking for support and help

Survivors UK – national online helpline, individual and group counselling for boys, men and non-binary people aged 13+ who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives, emotional support through the justice system, and support for friends and families of survivors

Rape Crisis England and Wales – Free, confidential and specialist support and information for all those affected by rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment and all other forms of sexual violence and abuse in England and Wales.
– National helpline for anyone aged 16+ – 0808 802 9999 (24/7)
– Webchat helpline (hours available on website):

NAPAC (National Association of People Abused in Childhood) offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect

Marie Collins – supporting children harmed by technology-assisted child sexual abuse throughout their recovery journey. Working with children, families, practitioners, Government departments and industry to ensure the response to those harmed reflects current best practice.

Support for Families

ACTS FAST – provides support for non-abusive parents, carers and adult family members of children who have suffered Child Sexual Abuse, Child Sexual Exploitation or sexual assault. Also, support for adult family members and partners of individuals who have accessed Indecent Images of Children.

Talking Forward – funds peer support for anyone whose adult family member has been investigated for an online sexual offence.

For people concerned about their wellbeing and mental health (these organisations can offer support about your mental health, but are not equipped to discuss sexual harm in detail)

Samaritans includes 24/7 free, confidential helpline and resources
– Call 116 123

Shout 85258 – 24/7 confidential and free text service

Mind – advice and support for people experiencing mental health problems

If you are registered with a GP, they might be able to refer you for counselling and / or offer other support

For those looking for help in finding a job, want to know what information they need to declare to an employer and need advice about how to make this disclosure

If you need advice about a family member or friend in prison

PACT (in prison in the UK)

Prisoners Abroad (imprisoned abroad or returning to the UK after being in prison in another country)

For those who believe false allegations have been made about them

False Allegations Support Organisation