Available help

If you’ve been affected by the issues raised in The Murder Of Charlene Downes, please see some helplines below.

Suzy Lamplugh Trust:
Working towards a safer society. We offer advice on personal safety & stalking.

Missing People
Missing People is a national organisation in the United Kingdom that offers assistance to people who run away and/or go missing and their families.

The Children’s Society
Right now in Britain there are children and young people who feel scared, unloved and unable to cope. The Children’s Society works with these young people, step by step, for as long as it takes.

Home Start
Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. We are there for parents when they need us the most because childhood can’t wait.

Abuse robs children of their childhood. Without help, the scars of abuse can last a lifetime. And as devastating as it can be for the child, society pays a heavy price too.

The Lucy Faithful Foundation
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse.

Action for Children
We support families at risk of neglect through community projects and services. We lobby governments, work collaboratively with stakeholders and commission research.

Safe and Sound
The effect of child sexual abuse is devastating. It impacts upon a young person’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Since 2002, we have been tackling child sexual exploitation by providing high quality tailored one-to-one support to victims and young people at risk.