UK support info

NSPCC FGM helpline

NSPCC provides a 24/7 helpline which is available if you feel that you, or someone you know, is at risk of or has had FGM. You can talk to their counselors - they understand that it can be very difficult to talk about what is happening and will let you take your time.

The helpline is anonymous and you can contact them via phone on 0800 028 3550 or email at

Find out more on the NSPCC FGM Helpline website.


If you are worried about FGM happening to you or if you think you might be taken abroad for it to be done, you can get a FGM protection order to stop this. This is a legal document that can protect you. ChildLine can help you get this from a family court or you could call the police on 999.

Call Childline free on 0800 1111 (it won’t show up on a phone bill).

Karma Nirvana Honour Violence Helpline

Karma Nirvana run dedicated helpline not only for victims but also for professionals in need of guidance. All call-handlers have experience in risk assessing cases of forced marriages and honour based abuse.

You can contact their helpline on 0800 5999 247.

FORCED Marriage Unit

The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) is UK Government initiative to tackle forced marriage both within and outside of the UK. The FMU operates a public helpline to provide advice and support to victims of forced marriage as well as to professionals dealing with cases. The assistance provided ranges from simple safety advice, through to aiding a victim to prevent their unwanted spouse moving to the UK (‘reluctant sponsor’ cases), and, in extreme circumstances, to rescues of victims held against their will overseas.

If you are worried you might be forced into marriage or are worried about a friend or relative, call them on 0207 008 0151 or email You can find out more on their Facebook page.

The Police

If you feel that you or another young person is in immediate danger, please call 999.

Tanzania support info

National Child Helpline

The National Child Helpline service is provided through a toll-free 116 telephone line available across all networks in Tanzania. 116 Helpline is supported by an outreach service for children.

You can contact the National Child Helpline on 116.

It is accessible to all children whenever they require assistance or just need someone to talk to: operates between 9.00am and 08.00pm daily.

Bangladesh support info

National Helpline Centre for Violence against Women and Children is confidential service that offers legal advice, police assistance, telephone counseling, referrals to other organizations service, information regarding violence issues.

You can contact the helpline on 10921.

It is a toll free number and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is accessible from all parts of Bangladesh and all beneficiaries can make call from both fixed phone and mobile phone. 

Ethiopia support info

ANPPCAN Helpline

ANPPCAN-Ethiopia provides both prevention and rehabilitation services for cases of Child Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation. It operates a Child Helpline which provides medical, counseling, legal and family reunification services for victims of child abuse. It also provides school support and tutorial services for disadvantaged girls. For out of school Children, ANPPCAN-Ethiopia provides opportunities for vocational training in recognized institutions.

You can contact their helpline on +251-011-5-50-22-22

Global Support Info

If you are outside of one of the countries listed above, you can find comprehensive details of Child Protection Helplines in your area on the Child Helpline International website.

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