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Kid's Hotlines and Emergency Numbers

Who To Call When You Need Help

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Updated July 16, 2011

We all have times in life when we need help. Kids whose parents have addictions may have to call for help when things go wrong. You should not be scared to call -- although you may feel alone, there is a whole network of people who want you to be safe and happy.

Emergency numbers are there for you to call if there is a fire, if you need to call an ambulance (like if your parent seems very ill or you can't wake them up), or to call the police (like if your parent or someone else is violent or doing something you think is against the law).

USA or Canada - Emergency

911

USA and Canada - National Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-4-A-CHILD

800-422-4453

You can call the Child Abuse Hotline any time.

You can call the Child Abuse Hotline if you are being abused or your parents aren't looking after you properly.

What you tell them at the Child Abuse Hotline will be kept private.

Also works in Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Canada - Kids Help Phone

1 800 668 6868

You can call Kids Help Phone any time about any problem.

What you tell them at Kids Help Phone will be kept private.

UK - Emergency

999

UK - Childline

0800 1111

You can call Childline any time.

You can call childline if you are having any kind of problem, or are just upset. You should think about calling them if you are being abused, bullied, or your parents aren't looking after you properly.

What you tell them at Childline will be kept private.

Australia - Emergency

000

Australia - Kids Help Line

1 800 55 1800

You can call the Kids Help Line any time.

You can call about any kind of problem, like drug and alcohol problems, problems in relationships, abuse, or mental health problems like being depressed or anxious.

What you tell them at Kid's Help Line will be kept private.

New Zealand - Emergency

111

New Zealand - Kidsline

0800 KIDSLINE

0800 543 754

You can call Kidsline between 4 - 6pm weekdays.

What you tell them at Kid's Help Line will be kept private.

European Union Countries - Emergency

112

Child Helpline International

If your country is not listed, look up your country on Child Helpline International. They have 61 countries listed who have helplines for children.
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