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NSPCC helpline

There has been a lot of news in the press recently about students who are reporting that they have suffered some form of sexual abuse both in and outside school /college. The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to establish a dedicated independent helpline for people who have experienced abuse in education. The Report Abuse in Education helpline comes after a high number of anonymous testimonials were submitted to the Everyone’s Invited website, documenting abuse in all types of schools, colleges, and universities.

The helpline went live on 1 April, and will provide both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse in schools with support and advice, including onward action such as contacting the police if they wish to. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals. Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant support services available, including Childline, which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.

The dedicated and confidential NSPCC helpline – Report Abuse in Education can be reached on 0800 136 663 or by email at

Alternatively if you would like to talk to someone in college please either call our Safeguarding lines :
York  / Wakefield / Saltaire-  07773 312617
Newton Rigg / Middlesbrough- 07971 892692

Or speak to Student Services or request to speak with one of our Student Wellbeing Co-ordinators

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277