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Finding out your child, friend or family member has been sexually abused or is at risk of sexual abuse is distressing and you might not know what to do next. These links offer advice and support for parents and carers to help support you and your loved ones and give you the reassurance that you are doing the right thing and that there is information and support out there for you.

If you are concerned that your child/ a child you know has been or is at risk of sexual abuse report it in your local area using the contact details below.

Hampshire police on 101 or in an emergency on 999

Hampshire children’s services  0300 555 1384

Isle of Wight children’s services 0300 300 0117

Portsmouth children’s services 02392 688793 or 0845 671 0271 (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm) or 03005 551373 (weekends, Bank Holidays and outside of office hours)

Southampton children’s services 02380 83 3004 (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm) or 02380 23 3344 (weekends, Bank Holidays and outside of office hours)


NSPCC – The UK’s leading children’s charity providing services to prevent abuse, help rebuild children’s lives and support families.

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse & Keeping Children Safe | NSPCC

Childline provides guidance and support to parents, carers children and young people. Support can be accessed online or online phone anytime. 

Sexual abuse | Childline

Parents Protect – This website from Stop It Now! supports parents and carers to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation.

Stop it now Helpline – Supports adults who are unsure or worried about their own sexual thoughts or behaviour towards children, or the behaviour of someone they know (adults or children).

Stop It Now! UK and Ireland | Preventing child sexual abuse

Solent Sexual Health Services accept self-referrals for young people aged 13 and over, across Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, and Southampton, for sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing, pregnancy testing and contraceptive services. Younger children can be referred by paediatricians and will receive a specialist service. or phone 0300 300 2016. The R.O.S.E clinic provides a non-judgemental sexual health service for people at risk of sexual exploitation regardless of age – they take referrals from professionals only.

START – is a new sexual trauma service, operating across Central, West and North Hampshire, bringing together the previous RASAC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service) supporting Central, West and North Hampshire and BRASACC (Basingstoke Rape and Sexual Abuse Crisis Centre), also operating in the North of the county. The core service offered by START is a confidential, specialist counselling and support service for anyone who has experienced sexual abuse and/or sexual assault, resulting in sexual trauma. They also offer Peer Support Groups in locations across the county and therapeutic residential week-ends.

Advice and Support Line Tel: 01962 868 688