Crisis and advice services

Looking for Safeguarding advice about matters related to @acnbchurch?

Domestic abuse

Refuge: For women and children against domestic violence

You can call Refuge, for free and in confidence, 24-hours a day: Refuge are waiting for your call 808 2000 247.

Respect: Men’s advice line

Mental health crisis


If you need someone to talk to, we listen. We won’t judge or tell you what to do.
Call Samaritans on 116123.

Mind: for better mental health.

If you feel like you might attempt suicide, or may have seriously harmed yourself, you need urgent medical help. Please:

  • call 999 for an ambulance
  • go straight to A&E, if you can
  • or call your local crisis team, if you have their number.

Mental health emergencies are serious. You’re not wasting anyone’s time.

Concerned about a child?

NSPCC: For every child

The NSPCC helpline is staffed by trained professionals who can provide expert advice and support. We’re here if you’re concerned about a child.
Call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.

Childline: for children with concerns

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. Call Childline on 0800 1111

Worried about elder abuse?

Hourglass: for safer ageing

The Hourglass confidential helpline provides information and support to anyone concerned about harm, abuse or exploitation of an older person. This might include physical, financial, psychological, sexual or neglect.
Call: 0808 808 8141

Concerned about Modern Slavery?

Modern Slavery Helpline, from unseen

The UK Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre provides a means for victims, the public, statutory agencies and businesses to report concerns and get help and advice, on a 24/7 basis.

The Modern Slavery Helpline is fully independent and confidential. It is free to call on 08000 121 700,