If you’re in Greater Manchester and you need help, contact your local specialist child sexual exploitation team.
You can also find information, help and support from these other agencies:
Brook Advisory CentresSexual health and wellbeing advice for young people.
Information for children, adults or teachers on staying safe on the internet
Early BreakEarly Break is the Young Person’s Drug and Alcohol Service for Bury, Rochdale and East Lancashire.www.earlybreak.co.uk
Greater Manchester Safeguarding PartnershipInformation and contact numbers for people who are worried that about a child or young person.
Lucy Faithfull FoundationA UK-wide child protection charity dedicated to reducing the risk of children being sexually abused.
Missing People / Runaway Helpline
Missing People run a free runaway helpline helpline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s free to call or text and is totally confidential. They can listen and help you work out what you want to do next. They can get a message home for you, set up a three-way call to help you contact someone you need to speak to, or support you if you’re ready to come home. They are NOT the police or social services and will NOT make you go home.
Aimed at young people aged 25 and under, MOSAIC provide drug and alcohol treatment as well as support for those young people whose parents misuse substances. MOSAIC’s services are free and confidential and can help young people change their behaviour, their thinking and, in many cases, their lives.
NSPCC – be ‘share aware’
Online resources to help parents and carers teach their children how to stay safe when sharing pictures online or by text.
If you have concerns about sexually transmitted infections, RUClear offers free, confidential NHS tests and advice.
0800 046 1303
St.Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre
St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) provides a comprehensive and co-ordinated forensic, counselling and aftercare service to men, women and children living in the Greater Manchester and Cheshire area who have experienced rape or sexual assault, whether this has happened recently or in the past.
0161 276 6515
Supporting male survivors of sexual abuse and rape.www.survivorsmanchester.org.uk
Talk To FrankFriendly, confidential information about drugs