Supporting professionals working with children and young people
Co-funded by the European Commission, The Professionals Online Safety Helpline (POSH) was set up in 2011 to help all members of the community working with or for children in the UK, with any online safety issues they, or children and young people in their care, may face. So if you work with children and young people, we're here to help you.
Call us: 0344 381 4772*
Our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have helped:
- Foster and adoption carers and agencies
- School staff, incl. those at colleges and sixth form
- Social workers
- Youth club leaders
- Sports coaches
- Health practitioners
- Youth support workers
- Early years practitioners
- And more
What we do
As the only helpline in the UK solely dedicated to supporting the children’s workforce, we offer free and independent advice on any number of online safety issues, including:
Privacy, online reputation, gaming, grooming, cyberbullying, sexting, inappropriate behaviour on social media and more.
We have unique relationships with industry - including direct channels to escalate concerns to social media companies and many websites.
The helpline is available: Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm. All email enquiries will be responded to during our normal working hours.
If you would like to donate to the helpline, please email us.