Get support

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it's better out than in. We're here to support you.

There are lots of different ways to speak to a Childline counsellor or get support from other young people.

Important update from Childline

Because of the coronavirus, we’ve had to make changes to how Childline works to keep our staff and volunteers safe.

This means that from tomorrow evening (Friday 20th March), you won’t be able to speak to a Childline counsellor on the phone or online after midnight. You’ll still be able to send a message from your locker and use other parts of the website.

Childline will be open again each morning at 9am and you’ll be able to call and use 1-2-1 chats from then.

Our night service is open as normal tonight, but please be aware that it might take longer than usual to get through to a counsellor.

Calling Childline on 0800 1111 is the fastest way to get through to us. In an emergency you should always call 999.

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use British Sign Language?

If you are deaf, Deaf or hard of hearing, you can get support from Childline in lots of ways.

Sign to Childline

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Talk to other young people

Talk on the message boards safely and anonymously, or read what other young people have posted.

You can talk about all sorts of things on the boards. You could say what’s worrying you, offer support, or just share something that makes you feel good.

Write to Ask Sam

Sam answers letters from young people like you every week. Whatever your worry, there’s probably a letter for you.

Anyone can write to Sam, you don’t need to sign up or tell us your name. Sam reads every letter you send, and chooses a few each week to answer on the website.