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Organisations that can help


Bullying UK  provide help to those experiencing bullying.

Kidscape  provide children, families and professionals with advice and information to keep children safe.

Child Abuse

Report concerns
about yourself, a child or friend on 0300 300 0117.


The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect.


NSPCC help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.


If there is immediate danger call 999 

Fire Safety

Prince's Trust Programme is a free 12-week course available for 16-25-year-olds who are unemployed and not in education or training. The course offers young people the chance to build confidence through a residential week away, team challenges, work experience placement, and community project. It also gives them a chance to break down personal barriers and overcome obstacles, so they become better prepared for the world of work.


The British Youth Council empower young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives.

Inclusion IOW support people affected by drugs and alcohol on the Isle of Wight, providing a free, confidential and easy to access service to all age groups to those who are using or affect by someone else's use of alcohol or drugs.

The Local Offer website helps parents/carers find the right support for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

The Mix is a support service for young people under the age of 25, helping to face the challenges of mental health, money issues, homelessness, finding a job, breakups and drug use.

The IOWSAB is a multi-agency partnership committee which gives strategic leadership for adult safeguarding, across the Isle of Wight. The primary purpose of the IOWSAB is to help safeguard adults with care and support needs

Safe4Me provides educators, service providers and parents with information and resources to help educate, guide and support children and young people to keep safe.


Child Bereavement help children and young people (up to the age of 25), parents and families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies and provide training to professionals on how to care to bereaved families.

Childhood Bereavement Network (CBN) supports professionals working with bereaved children and young people, with information updates, key resources and networking opportunities. 

Cruse Bereavement Care provide free help to anyone who has been bereaved, trained support workers will give one to one bereavement support in the home.

Grief Encounter support bereaved children and their families to help alleviate the pain caused by the death of someone close. 

Hope Again is Cruse Bereavement Care's website for young people, providing support, advice and information to children and young people when someone close to them dies. 

The Good Grief Trust provides practical and emotional support and signposting to a choice of immediate tailored local and national support organisations

Winston's Wish provides emotional and practical bereavement support to children, young people and those who care for them. 

Knife Crime

The Ben Kinsella Trust is an anti knife crime charity that educates young people away from youth violence and campaigns to stop knife crime.

Knife Crime.org is an Online Knife, Gun and Gang related information resource.

Safe4Me contains resource sfor professionals and schools around knife crime. ?


Breakout Youth  provide a range of support services to young people and professionals on LGBT+ issues.

Mental Health

Isle of Wight Mental Health   brings together resources avaiable to assist in managing mental health, with information about self-help tools, advice and information sources, helpline numbers and local support services and groups.

Kooth   provides online mental health services for children, young people and adults. It provides a free online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform accessible through mobiles, tablets and desktops.

The NHS  have information and resources on mental health, self-help, therapy and counselling, and support for children and young people.

Shout 85258  is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

Space 4U   is provided by No Limits Help and is a safe haven for young people aged 11-17 (up to 18 with additional needs) living on the Isle of Wight

Stem4  is a charity that promotes positive mental health in teenagers and those who support them, including their families and carers, educational professionals, school nurses and GPs. Support is primarily provided digitally though education programmes, mental health apps, clinically-informed website and mental health conferences.

Young Minds work to prevent mental illness from developing and to improve early intervention and care for those living with a mental health problem. They also provide a range of training opportunities for professionals working with children and young people.

Online Safety

Childnet International   works to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

Common Sense Media  offers a large library of independent age-based and educational ratings and review of movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books and music.

Go Fish / Cyber Ambassadors
 is an OPCC scheme to skill-up a small number of students in education settings on online safety issues for them to share their learning with their peers.

Internetmatters.org  provides support and practical tips to help children benefit from technology and using the internet safely and smartly.

National Online Safety  contains resources for schools with fun, informative and practical resources to assist schools in their efforts to empower the whole school community with the knowledge needed to make safer decisions online.

NSPCC Net Aware  is a simple guide to apps based on the experiences of parents and children, with each app being given a rating for things such as how appropriate the content is, the privacy settings and what the average minimum age should be for children signing up to each one.

Parent Zone provides support and information to parents, children and schools to help families navigate the internet safely and confidently.

UK Safer Internet Centre
  promotes the safe and responsible use of technology for young people, providing online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people safe online. 

Zipit App
 helps you navigate intimate chats, including tips from other young people. 


Respect not Fear   provides information and guidance on healthy relationships, also contains stories and games.

Safe Date   is about relationships - whether it's relationship abuse, sexting, consent, issues on social media or forced marriage they have all the facts, support and guidance to help make the right decisions and stay safe.

Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

Barnardo’s Frankie Service  is for children and young people affected by child sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation or FGM. Contact Laura Groves Children’s Service Manager, laura.groves@Barnardos.org.uk

Barnardo’s TrustTalk2 counselling  service provides therapeutic counselling to children and young people aged who have experienced sexual abuse or violence. Practitioners refer using the  referral form , parent/carers can self-referral contacting Evie Parmar on 07584 395682.

Barnardo’s UTurn  service provide specialist support to children and young people who have been, or are at risk of, child exploitation. 

Report to  Child Sexual Exploitation Online Protection (CEOP) online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating online. 

Mosac offers direct, practical help and emotional support to vulnerable children, young people and their families.

Missing People Safe Call is a free, confidential and anonymous helpline and support service for young people and family members that are affected by missing, county lines and criminal exploitation

Pace offer guidance and training to professionals on how child sexual exploitation affects the whole family.

Parents Protect is a child sexual abuse awareness and prevention website created by the child sexual abuse prevention campaign  Stop It Now! and Lucy Faithfull Foundation.

Rape Crisis
provide specialist support and services for victims and survivors of sexual violence

Stop It Now
is a campaign for preventing child sexual abuse

SurvivorsUK provide a national helpline and counselling service for boys and adult men (13 and over) who have experienced sexual abuse at anytime in their lives, workshops for carers/partners/supporters of male survivors and training for practitioners. 

The Lucy Faithfull Foundatio n (LFF) is dedicated solely to reducing the risk of children being sexually abused.


Amparo provides emotional and practical support for anyone affected by suicide. Workers listen to your needs and assist in accessing the support you need, whilst helping with a range of practical matters. 

R;pple Suicide Prevention  is an interceptive tool designed to present a visual prompt when a person searches for harmful keywords or phases relating to the topic of self-harm or suicide. These phases include any words or terminology which have been identified as displaying potentially damaging online content.

Papyrus  provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and to anyone worried about a young person

Samaritans  provide a safe place to talk anytime about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.  

Young Carers

Carers UK  have information and support for young carers, parent/carers of disabled children, non-parent carers of disabled children, disabled children and the transition to adulthood.

The Children's Society
have resources and links to support young carers with their mental health.

The NHS   provides information about being a young carer, their rights, and benefits for carers.