In an emergency you should always call 999. This includes if yours, or someone else’s life is at risk, or if a crime is in progress.
There are also a number of other organisations you can go to for help and support.
ChildLine is a free helpline for children and young people, and it’s private and confidential. This means that they won’t tell anyone else what you’ve said.
You can call them 24/7 on 0800 1111 – the number won’t appear on your phone bill.
You can also visit the ChildLine website (opens in new window) to speak to a counsellor online.
Fearless (opens in new window)provides information about lots of different things including cyber-crime, drugs and alcohol, and abuse. You can also give information online (opens in new window)100% safely and anonymously.
The ThinkUKnow website (opens in new window) has lots of advice and support for anyone of any age - whether you’ve just got a question you want to know the answer for, you just want to find out a bit more, or you know someone who is being sexually exploited.
Bedfordshire Against Violence and Exploitation (BAVEX)
Visit the Bedfordshire Against Violence and Exploitation website (opens in new window) to find out more about CSE.