Below you’ll find a list of useful of organisations you can contact for more help, advice and support, along with a little information on the work that they do.


During the pandemic

We are all spending more time online for learning, working and socialising. This means that we are all at increased risk of harms that can occur online. More information is available on how to keep yourself and your child safe in the digital environment.

Children 1st

Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s Charity offering services and support to promote the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children. Children 1st operates ParentLine Scotland, the national helpline providing advice and support for anyone caring for or concerned about a child.


A charity organisation that aims to raise awareness and bring about a change in the law relating to care and protection of children.  NSPCC offers a range of services, research and tools aimed at children, families and professionals. It operates a helpline for anyone concerned about a child, and its partner organisation ChildLine offers support to children themselves.


Barnardo’s is the UK’s largest children’s charity. Barnardo’s runs over 50 specialist child sexual exploitation services throughout the UK and has significant experience of supporting and offering direct support to children, young people and their families who are at risk of or who have experienced child sexual exploitation.

Barnardo’s Scotland provides community-based services throughout the country working with over 26,500 vulnerable children, young people and their families. The Charity carries out research, lobbying and advertising campaign activity.


The National Crime Agency‘s CEOP Command works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children on and offline. It coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.


Thinkuknow provides information around staying safe online for young people and their parents, carers and teachers.

Children in Scotland

Children in Scotland is the national agency for voluntary, statutory and professional organisations and individuals working with children and their families in Scotland.


Parents against child sexual exploitation works alongside parents and carers for children who are (or are at risk of) being sexually exploited by perpetrators external to the family.