Information for Children

Here for you, no matter what

Being sexually abused or raped is very upsetting. You may be confused about what has happened, emotional or numb. You may feel alone, angry, ashamed or frightened - these, and many other thoughts and feelings, are all normal ways of dealing with being sexually abused or raped.

We know how hard it can be to tell someone that you have been raped or sexually assaulted. No matter what happened to you, where you were, or who did it - The Bridgeway can help. We're here 24/7, 365 days a year.

Call us on 0808 118 6432. We will listen to you and explain the help that is available to you and support you to decide what you want to do next.

If you want to speak to us anonymously, that's fine.

It is important for you to know that if we have your name and contact details we may need to tell Social Care about what has happened because you are under 18. This is so that they can make sure you are now safe and help you if you are not safe.

If we do not have your name and contact details we are unable to pass on information. However, we can still help you to think about your sexual health, emergency contraception, how to get to safety and getting support to help you start to feel better. We can also explain what is likely to happen if you decide to tell the police.

Are you ready to get in touch? Call us on 0808 118 6432

 

ChildLine

You can also call ChildLine on 0800 1111. This is a free and confidential service where you can talk to a ChildLine counsellor about anything that is worrying you. Their website also has lots of information for young people who have been raped or sexually assaulted and for those who have been sexually abused.

If someone is trying to get you to do something sexual, possibly in return for gifts or money and you feel confused about it, click here for advice by young people for young people.