If you’re being abused you need to talk to someone and get help.
Who can help you locally
If you are being abused remember it’s never your fault, but you must talk to someone so it can stop and you can start to get on with your life with support to deal with what has happened to you.
Talk to an adult you trust:
- a parent, grandparent, auntie or uncle
- one of your friend’s parents
- a teacher, counsellor or school nurse
- your doctor
- any other adult who you trust.
If you are being abused you can call the Children and Families Helpdesk on 01452 426565.
Gloucestershire’s Safeguarding Children Service tells you where you can get help with abuse in Gloucestershire .
If you are a woman or girl who has been sexually abused in Gloucestershire then you can go to GRASAC (Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre). They provide free, confidential and non-judgemental support and information services to women and girls affected by any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives. Call the Helpline on 01452 526770, Mondays and Thursdays between 12pm and 2pm, and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 6.30pm and 8.30pm.
TIC+ has information on how to know if you’re being abused .
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Other information and online support
If you are under 19 you can get confidential advice and help with child abuse from ChildLine. Call 0800 1111 any time for free or chat online.
NSPCC gives confidential advice and support to young people experiencing or witnessing abuse. Call 0808 800 5000 – the number won’t show on your phone bill.
The Hideout gives abuse support to young people .
Disrespect NoBody helps with abuse in relationships .
If you there is domestic abuse taking place in your home go to Refuge for more information on what you can do, but if you are in immediate danger then phone 999 for the police.
Think U Know has information on online abuse and how to report abuse .
BullyingUK gives advice on cyber bullying and gives information on how what to do if you are being bullied or abused on social networks.
“Believe there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Believe that you may be that light for someone else.”
– Kobi Yamada