Pan-European Helpline Numbers

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Ofcom today confirmed the organisations that will run the first pan-European 116 helpline phone numbers in the UK.

The following organisations have been selected to provide their services on these 116 numbers:

  • Missing People will use 116 000 for a missing children helpline;
  • NSPCC will use 116 111 for its ChildLine service; and
  • Samaritans will use 116 123 for an emotional support helpline.

116 numbers will allow anyone travelling around Europe to access providers of similar services by calling the same six-digit memorable number, making it easier for visitors to find the right number when they need help or advice.

Further information can be found here: Ofcom - 116 Numbers Update