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Report Abuse in Education helpline will run until the end of the year

The Report Abuse in Education helpline, launched on 1 April 2021 and run by NSPCC, will continue to operate until at least the end of the year.

The helpline, funded by The Department for Education, opened after thousands of testimonies of sexual abuse and harassment, mostly perpetrated by other young people, were posted on the Everyone's Invited site. Helpline staff have helped victims of recent and non-recent abuse make reports, signpost to recovery, advise professionals on how to handle safeguarding incidents and support concerned parents.

NSPCC's latest monthly data shows 129 contacts received through the helpline were serious enough to be referred to an external agency, such as the police, local authorities or the NHS.

Where information about the caller was known 130 contacts were from adult or child victims, of which 78 were female, 45 were male, two were transgender and five were unknown. Seventy four of the contacts were from parents with concerns about their child.

To contact the helpline, call 0800 136 663, or email help@nspcc.org.uk . Opening hours are 8am – 10pm Monday to Friday or 9am – 6pm at the weekends.

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14/10/21