Signposting and Support

We all get overwhelmed and need help occasionally. Sometimes it’s easier to reach out and talk to a stranger. Below is a list of useful contact numbers, charities and places that offer support.


Police Emergency Number: 999

Police non-emergency number: 101

Social Care helpline: 0300 123 6720

– or out of hours 0300 123 6722

Crime Stoppers: 0800 555 111

Anti-Terrorism Hotline: 0800 789 321

Mercuri DSO: 07552 529 792

24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Shelter Helpline (not 24 hours): 0808 800 4444


Learning Disability – MENCAP

LGBT+ Domestic Abuse and Violence – Galop

Domestic Abuse – Safe Lives / National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Male victims of domestic abuse – Respect Men’s Advice Line UK

Support for under 25’s – The Mix

Mental Illness – SANE

Housing advice and homelessness – Shelter

Eating disorders – Beat

Money advice – Money Helper


For local adult safeguarding information and support’ Google

Search: ‘Local Adults Safeguarding Board’ followed by your location

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC):

E-learning package for PREVENT –

Complying with your PREVENT duty –