I'm Concerned About Another Persons Behaviour
As conscientious caring adults we are aware of so much that affects the lives of our children and vulnerable people. If you have a feeling that things are not right it might mean that something is wrong. You can be assured that there are various bodies where you can raise your concerns straight away. Getting help for a situation of child or adult sexual abuse may not feel easy, but there is help available.
If you are worried about someone’s behaviour towards a child, you must take action. There are some positive things you can do to report any concerns:
If someone is in immediate danger you should call 999. If not, all police forces have other ways in which you can get in touch, including a non-emergency phone number which you will find in a telephone directory or online. You can get in contact with your local neighbourhood police team. Visit your local police force website for details or go to www.direct.gov.uk and search for 'police'.
Information about people who pose a risk to children can be given to parents and guardians in certain police service areas under the Government's Child Sex Offenders Disclosure Scheme - (also known as Sarah's Law)
Children's / Adult Social Service
You can also get in touch with your local Children's or adult Social Services departments and contact details will be found online or through local telephone directories.
Contact the CEOP Centre
The CEOP centre is the UK's national police agency set up to tackle child sexual abuse.
If you are worried about someone's inappropriate behaviour towards a child, online or offline, you can report this at www.ceop.police.uk
Contact Stop it Now!
This is a confidential helpline for adults worried about the sexual behaviour of others towards children and also those worried about their own sexual thoughts or behaviour towards children. The Helpline also deals with parents and carers worried about the sexual behaviour of their children.
Contact the NSPCC Helpline