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 England.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is a British child protection charity.
To contact an NSPCC professional counsellor any time of day for help, advice and support, use the details below:
Freephone: 0808 800 5000
Safeline offers 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 and 10am-2pm weekends)
The National Association for People Abused in Childhood support line is staffed by trained volunteers and is for adult survivors of any form of child abuse.
Freephone: 0808 801 0331 (Monday – Thursday 10am – 9pm, Friday 10am-6pm)
Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.
Freephone: 116 123
Galop is a service run by LGBTQ+ people for LGBTQ+ 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.
Breaking The Silence
Breaking The Silence offers confidential professional service for men of Asian, African, and African-Caribbean origin, aged 13 and over.
Telephone: 01274 497 535 (3pm-8pm Monday to Thursday)
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: 0800 555 111