If you have been affected by abuse in sport or in other contexts and would like more information or access to support, the following specialist services are available in the UK:
To contact an NSPCC professional counsellor any time of day for help, advice and support, use the details below:
Freephone: 0808 800 5000
You can also contact the NSPCC if you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure.
National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)
The NAPAC support line is staffed by trained volunteers and is for adult survivors of any form of child abuse. Provide support and signposting.
Freephone: 0808 801 0331 (Monday – Thursday 10am – 9pm, Friday 10am-6pm)
Specialist, tailored support for anyone affected by or at risk of sexual abuse and rape.
Telephone: 01926 402 498
Text: 07860 027573 (Please note this service is not monitored 24h a day)
National Male Survivor Helpline: 0808 800 5005 (9am – 8pm weekdays & 10am-2pm weekends)
Support for any man, boy or non-binary person who has ever experienced unwanted sexual acivity.
Helpline: Chat via SMS text 020 3322 1860 or chat online (Monday-Sunday 12pm-8pm)
Available for free advice 24 hours a day.
Freephone: 116 123
You can also call the Welsh Language Line on 0300 123 3011 (7pm–11pm every day).
Service run by LGBT+ people for LGBT+ people. Specialise in supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, and other forms of abuse including honour-based abuse, forced marriage, and so-called conversion therapies. Three national support helplines:
LGBT+ victims and survivors of domestic abuse: 0800 999 5428 LGBT+ people who have experienced hate crime: 020 7704 2040 Victims & survivors of so-called conversion therapies and practices: 0800 130 3335
The Mix provide support to anyone under 25 on a wide range of issues.
Call: 0808 808 4994 (4pm–11pm every day)
Crisis Messenger: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Text THEMIX to 85258 where they will aim to connect every texter to a trained volunteer in less than five minutes to provide help.
Provides support to anyone under 35 who is struggling with suicidal feelings or concerned about a young person who might be struggling.
Freephone: 0800 068 4141 (9am – midnight every day of the year)
Text: 07860 039967
To report a criminal offence
In an emergency always call 999.
To report non-urgent crime, please call your local police on 101.
You can also report crime anonymously to Crimestoppers:
Freephone: 0800 555 111
Online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/pre-form