Childline can help you sort it out!

You can sort out some problems by yourself. Or you can talk to your parents, carers, teachers or other adults you trust, or your friends.

But sometimes problems are too big to handle on your own. Or people won't listen. Sometimes it's just too hard to talk to someone you know.

So it can help to call Childline and talk to someone you don't know, who will really listen.

What's special about Childline?

  • It's a telephone helpline for children and young people 08001111.
  • It's free and you can phone Childline any time, day or night.
  • Your call won't show up on the phone bill (except for some mobile phones).
  • You can also write to Childline at: Childline, Freepost 1111, London N1 0BR or Manchester M2 3BB or Nottingham NG1 1BR, and there is a special number for deaf children and those who can't use a regular phone: 0800 400 222.
  • You can find information about Childline and problems like bullying on our website:
And you can talk about any problem at all.

So what happens when you call Childline?

You can talk about what's happening, and say how you feel. If that's all you want, that's OK. Childline can also try and help you decide what you want to do next, and give you some good ideas about how to sort out your problem.

If you need someone else to help you - like if you're in danger and you need help right away - Childline can help you with this too.

Some things take a lot of time to deal with, so you can always call back again. 0800 1111.


  • The lines are busy sometimes - use the redial button and keep trying.
  • Calls from some mobile phones show up on the phone bill.
  • Unless you dial another number after calling Childline, the next person who uses the phone can see who you called by pressing the redial button.
So ... if you're feeling upset or you've got a problem you can't sort out for yourself, or you just need someone to talk to, call Childline ... 0800 1111