Sources of support

Child safeguarding

If you’re concerned that a child in Derbyshire is suffering or is at risk of significant harm please call Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190 immediately

Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

Email: [email protected]


Childline – for children and young people under 19: Telephone :0800 1111 (the number will not show up on your phone bill)

NSPCC Telephone: 0808 800 5000

[email protected].

The Childrens’ Society Telephone: 0300 303 7000

Mental Health support for young people

Papyrus (Hopeline UK) – for people under the age of 35:  Telephone: 0800 068 41 41 Mon- to Fri 9am to 10pm, weekends 2pm to 10pm, bank holidays 2pm to 10pm Text 07860 039967 Email: [email protected]

Young Minds Text the Young Minds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. 

  • If you need urgent help text YM to 85258
  • All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors
  • Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.

Parental support

Young Minds For parents worrying about their children speak to an expert at the Parents Helpline – Telephone: 0808 802 5544


Independent Provider of SEN Advice (IPSEA) Telephone: