Child Protection Support Helplines

Further information on keeping our children safe in Argyll & Bute is available from the following helplines and websites;

General support helplines and websites  |  Help for parents and carers

Abuse and Safety | BullyingOnline Safety | Sex and Health

I need help - general support helplines and websites

If you are worried about the safety or welfare of a child or young person, call the National Child Protection helpline and speak to one of their operators Tel: 0800 022 3222

Childline logoChildline is a free helpline for children and young people in the UK.  For further information visit their website for anyone in despair 


www.papyrus-uk.orgSupport for young people who may be at risk of suicide and those who live or work NSPCC protects children across the United Kingdom.  They run a wide range of services for both children and adults, including national helplines and local projects resources and literature are available to display and distribute.

Abuse and Safety

Stop it now logoStop it Now! is a confidential freephone helpline for people who might be worried about their own thoughts and feelings towards children or the behaviour of others; parents and carers of young people with sexually worrying behaviour; and professionals needing help with difficult cases.  This confidential helpline operates from 9 am - 9 pm Monday to Thursday and from 9 am - 7 pm on Friday.  The number to call is: 0808 1000 900 or visit the website:

Children 1st logoCHILDREN 1ST offer general information about keeping children safe Tel: 0131 446 2300 Email:


Refuge logoIt's not just adults who are affected by domestic abuse.  Children and young people can experience the abuse of their mothers, and can also be abused themselves.  For help and advise you can visit this website Women's Aid is the lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse


Just Whistle provide the facts and the know about how to fight child sexual exploitation

Bullying UK - help and advice for victims of bullying, their parents and school advice, helpline, information, anti-bullying resources and training



Online Safety

CEOP logoFor advice on online and internet safety: The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre at provides a range of very useful advice for young people, parents, teachers and other professionals. 

 The CEOP information to help parents can be found at

Sex and Health Youth Scotland is Scotland's largest youth and community based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organisation


The Terence Higgins Trust is the leading and largest HIV and sexual health charity in the UK


Support for parents and carers

Parents and carers can call the national, free and confidential helpline: ParentLine Scotland on 08000 28 22 33.  Parentline opening hours are: Monday - Friday 9 am - 10 pm, Saturday - Sunday 12 noon - 8 pm.  An email service is also available