How can I stay safe?

Where can I get more information or help?

Victim Support Scotland

• Victim Support Scotland can help you and your family.  Victim Support Scotland offers information, support and advice to help you deal with what has happened. They also offer support if you have to attend Court to give evidence.
• You can contact Victim Support Scotland by looking in the phonebook or searching the website for your nearest office. Or you can phone their helpline.
• Helpline:  0845 603 9213
• Website:


• Childline is a free and confidential 24 hour helpline for young people. Childline’s trained counsellors provide help, support and advice on a wide range of issues, including bullying, sexual abuse and domestic violence.
• There are a number of ways you can contact Childline: by phone, email, 1-2-1 chat online. You can also take part in online discussion boards and get support from others who have been through similar experiences. 
• Tel: 0800 11 11
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• Kidscape provides information and advice for young people who are being bullied.
• Website:

Choices for Life

• Information and advice on drugs, alcohol and online safety.
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The Hideout

• This website provides information to help young people understand domestic abuse and what to do if it is happening to you.
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• UK’s children’s charity who works with children, young people and their families. Provides support and counselling for children and young people who have been abused, forgotten and neglected.
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Scottish Commissioner for Children and Young People

• Provides information about your rights and protects them, ensuring that you are listened and that your rights are taken into consideration.
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Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration

• Provides information about the Children’s Hearing System.
• Telephone (Head Office): 0300 200 1555
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