Childline at night

Between midnight and 7:30am Childline works slightly differently. We have fewer counsellors during the night so it might take a long time to get through.

In an emergency you should phone 999.

When you get through

When you get through to a counsellor, you might be asked a few questions about your safety like where you are and if you feel someone might harm you, or if you might harm yourself.

1-2-1 chat and other parts of the website won't be available on Wednesday 11th December between 4am and 7am while we make some changes to improve the website. If you need support you can still speak to a counsellor by calling 0800 1111.

Wait time:
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It can take a very long time to get through to a counsellor at night. If you need help right now, enter the waiting room and we will be with you as soon as possible. 

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Things you can do now:

If you can, try to contact us after 7.30am when we have more counsellors. They will be able to spend more time helping you. 

You can try: