Child sexual abuse - where to go for help and support
If the child has urgent medical needs, go to your local paediatric Emergency Department.
If you have concerns about child sexual abuse, please contact the Gardaí or Tusla.
- arrange your appointment for a forensic assessment
- make sure you have the support you need
Phone: 112 or 999
CARI is a voluntary organisation that helps families affected by child sexual abuse. If you need advice, call CARI’s helpline.
CARI Care Line: 0818 924567 (standard charges). Lines are open from Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.
You can also request a callback through their website.
Report child sexual abuse
You can report child sexual abuse to the Gardaí over the phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Freephone: 1800 55 52 22
You can also contact Tusla if you have a concern about child sexual abuse.