Children + Young People
Domestic + Sexual Abuse
Childline in Scotland
Helpline for children and young people who are distressed, in trouble or in danger.
Phone: 0800 1111 (free)
Children 1st Aberdeen
Support for children and families who have experienced abuse, trauma and neglect.
Phone: 01224 251150
Supports young adults to overcome homelessness and become independent.
Phone: 01224 212924
Services for young people and families. Fostering and respite care for children.
Phone: 01224 624090
Child Protection is everyone’s responsibility. If you need more information contact:
Phone: 01224 523232
but do not use these contact details to pass on concerns about a child.
Children & Families local Social Work Office
Worried about a child in Aberdeenshire? If you would like to speak to someone, seek help or pass on information or concerns, contact:
For the link to telephone numbers for each office or evenings & weekends call the out of Hours Service
Phone: 0800 7315520 (free)
Do not worry about being wrong: you may only know part of the story. Other people may know more and your action could be the key to end a child’s suffering.
A national helpline providing advice and support for anyone caring for or concerned about a child.
Open seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Mon-Fri: 9am – 10pm
Sat-Sun:12 noon – 8pm
Phone: 08000 28 22 33 (free)
Befriend a Child
Befriending service for vulnerable children/young people.
Phone: 01224 210060
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
This website provides a free and comprehensive source of information for young people, parents and professionals about the range of mental health difficulties and disorders that may be encountered during childhood and adolescence.
Support for children and young people who have been affected by loss and bereavement.
Website: click here
Provides care to the most vulnerable people.
Phone: 01224 212021
Penumbra – Aberdeen Self Harm Project
Support for young people experiencing, or who have experienced self-harm.
Phone: 01224 621266
Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide
A national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide in the UK and to promote mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.
Phone: 01925 572444
Text: 07786 209697
Hopeline: 0800 0684141 (free)
Email: email@example.com (for confidential suicide prevention advice)
Scotland’s anti-bullying service funded by the Scottish Government and managed by the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) in partnership with LGBT Youth Scotland.
Respect Me work with all adults involved in the lives of children and young people to give them the practical skills and confidence to deal with children who are bullied and those who bully others.
Phone : 0844 800 8600
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
A UK charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through their Parent’s Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.
Phone: 0808 802 5544 – parent helpline. (free)
Support for young people, aged 12 to 17 yrs, who are affected by a problem drinker.
Phone: 020 7403 0888
Website: click here