Safeguarding help and support

If you need support, there is a lot of help available and you are not alone.

The most important thing is to speak to someone and let them know if you feel anxious, worried, upset, or just need some support.

You can find up-to-date information and help on the following websites:

You can also get support by text, by contacting:

  • The Mix Crisis Messenger service – text THE MIX to 85258
  • YoungMinds Crisis Messenger – text YM to 85258

Or you can speak to someone by calling:

  • Childline on 0800 1111
  • The Mix helpline on 0808 808 4994

For mental health support you can contact:

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts or feelings, you can contact Hopeline UK on 0800 068 4141 or the Samaritans on 116 123, or follow this link to the Papyrus website –

If you need to speak to someone about abuse, call Childline on 0800 111 or the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 200 0247.

In the event of an emergency:  Please contact the emergency services on 999.

If you have any safeguarding or Prevent duty concerns please contact a member of the UKTD safeguarding team below:

UKTD Designated Safeguarding Team (DSOs)

Lead Designated Safeguarding Officer (LDSO) and Prevent Main Single Point of Contact (SPOC)

Helen Blackbourn 07875 665934

Local Safeguarding Officers (DSOs)

Helen Blackbourn (Central and South West) 07875 665934

Dedicated Safeguarding Email Address

Alternatively find your local safeguarding officer here or see here for more links and contacts that offer support.