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Spond's guide to safeguarding support services for grassroots clubs and teams in the UK and Ireland.

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Written by Rob Lawson
Updated over a week ago

The page lists several organisations that provide support services in England for individuals affected by abuse, along with their contact details. These organisations include:

  • NSPCC - The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children offers support and advice for people affected by abuse in sports or other contexts. They have a professional counsellor available 24/7 for help and support.

  • Safeline - Tailored support for anyone affected by or at risk of sexual abuse and rape. They also have a national male survivor helpline available on weekdays and weekends.

    • Contact details: Telephone: 01926 402 498; Text: 07860 027573 (not monitored 24/7); National Male Survivor Helpline: 0808 800 5005

  • NAPAC - The National Association for People Abused in Childhood provides support for adult survivors of any form of child abuse. They have a support line staffed by trained volunteers.

    • Contact details: Freephone: 0808 801 0331 (Monday โ€“ Thursday 10am โ€“ 9pm, Friday 10am-6pm); Email: [email protected]

  • Samaritans - Samaritans is a charity that provides emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.

  • Galop - A service run by LGBTQ+ people for LGBTQ+ people. They provide support for victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime, and other forms of abuse.

    • Contact details: Visit their website for contact details

  • Breaking The Silence - A confidential professional service for men of Asian, African, and African-Caribbean origin, aged 13 and over.

    • Contact details: Telephone: 01274 497 535 (3pm-8pm Monday to Thursday)

In case of an emergency, people should call 999, and for non-urgent crimes, they can call their local police on 101 or report crime anonymously to Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.

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