Useful points of contact

Who you can speak to

Domestic Abuse

Women’s Aid Federation of England
Helpline: 0808 2000 247

24 hour helpline: 0808 2000 247
Refuge provides a 24 hour phone line, accommodation and children’s services for those fleeing domestic abuse. Refuge also provides individual and group counselling to survivors of violence.

Child Abuse

NSPCC Call 0808 800 5000

Sexual Abuse

Rape Crisis
This website aims to provide the basic information for survivors, friends and family to access the services they need.

E Safety

Report abuse
(CEOP) Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people

Drugs and Alcohol

National Alcohol Helpline 0800 917 8282

A website for young people providing free, confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day.

Self Harm

National Self Harm Network
The National Self Harm Network has a forum where you can chat and get online advice and support.

A website for young people that provides information about self-harming.

Physical, mental and sexual health

A national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people.

Ask Brook
Provides free and confidential sexual health advice and contraception to young people under the age of 25.
Samaritans 08457909090
Mental Health Helpline 500 639 000


Missing Person Helpline
116 000 (call and text)

Runaway Helpline

Runaway Helpline
116 000 (call and text)

Legal Advice

Community Legal Advice
Community Legal Advice provides free legal information and advice.
Family Rights Group 0800 731 1696


NYAS provides advocacy and legal services to children and young people in North Yorkshire.

Should you wish to make a referral for a young person please ring the free phone Helpline 0800616101 or Text 077733455. Alternatively you could access the service via the website

Latest News

Voluntary Sector Safeguarding Survey

The contribution of the voluntary sector to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children and young people is extremely important. Both the North Yorkshire and City of York Safeguarding Children Boards are offering your organisation the opportunity to do a...

Say something - and help prevent child sexual exploitation

Help us unite against child sexual exploitation – that’s the message coming from the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board (NYSCB) and its partners as they get ready to support a national campaign to protect the county’s children and young people.

Education Pack for Parents and Carers

A range of resources for parents and carers for Safer Internet Day 2018.

Purple Drank

Reports of the use of ‘PURPLE DRANK’ (also known as ‘LEAN’ or SIZZURP’) by young people...

CSE Awareness Campaign 2018

The North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board’s partners are supporting the NWG’s National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day and extending it during the week of 18th - 25th March 2018...

Buzz Us - New Service Launched

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-4.30pm Call us: 01609 777662 or Freephone 0800 0087452 Email: Web:

Latest Tweet