NSPCC Helpline – Report Abuse in Education
The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to establish a dedicated independent helpline for people who have experienced abuse in education across the UK. The Report Abuse in Education helpline comes after a high number of anonymous testimonials were submitted to the Everyone’s Invited website, documenting abuse in all types of schools, colleges, and universities.
The helpline went live on 1 April, and will provide both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse in schools across the UK with support and advice, including onward action such as contacting the police if they wish to. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals. Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant support services available, including Childline, which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.
The dedicated and confidential NSPCC helpline – Report Abuse in Education can be reached on 0800 136 663 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welsh language provision can be arranged for children and adults wishing to speak to the Helpline in Welsh, or emails can be sent through the medium of Welsh.