The NSPCC is launching a campaign alongside the Home Office to help tackle child sexual abuse across the UK and raise awareness of the NSPCC Helpline.
A Freedom of Information request was sent to police forces in the UK and findings show: 86,962 sexual offences against children were recorded by police across the UK in 22/23; and offences recorded included rape, sexual assault, grooming and sexual exploitation.
The NSPCC is calling for people to contact the Helpline if they are concerned a child might be experiencing sexual abuse or could be at risk. The campaign includes a film for professionals explaining how to use the Helpline.
For further information on the campaign, please go to: Better Safe campaign
The NSPCC Helpline is a free advice line for any adult, including professionals, who has any concerns about a child.
The campaign is encouraging any adult to use the Helpline to express any concerns they might have regarding a child, even if they’re not certain. By doing this, everyone can play a part in helping keep children safe from sexual abuse.
If you think a child is in immediate danger
Don’t delay – call the police on 999.