LSCBLocal Safeguarding Children Board Northamptonshire

Who can help?

If you think you are being abused or may have been abused, it is important to talk to someone you trust.

This decision to talk to someone about what's happened to you can be the hardest part, but once you have taken this first step, you will feel much more able to move forward to get the help and support you need.

Remember, it is also important you talk to someone if you think a friend or someone you know is being abused.

You could choose to speak to a teacher, a relative, friend or social worker, but there are other people that can help too.

In Northamptonshire, there is a team called First Response whose job it is to protect children and young people from abuse. They will be able to listen and give you advice and support straight away.

Call First Response on 0300 126 1000  (line open between 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am and 4.30pm on Fridays).

In an emergency, outside office hours, please call 01604 626938.

You can also email 

IMPORTANT: If you are in immediate danger, ring 99

Call ChildLine on 0800 1111 or go to

If you want to talk to someone about any issue, ChildLine can help. They are a free and confidential helpline for children and young people. Watch this ChildLine video to find out more about them and how they can help you:  

Report abuse or other crimes anonymously on the Fearless website

The Fearless website has a secure online form, where you can report abuse or any crime - you don't have to give information about yourself if you don't want to. 
The site is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - 365 days a year for you to use and access

It's important to remember that the Fearless website  is not a replacement for the emergency services so if something dangerous is happening that needs immediate action - ring 999.


Last updated: 09 May 2023

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