NSPCC Helpline

24 May 2021, noon

A previous member of GOSH staff received his sentence in court today (24 May 2021), after being charged with a number of serious sexual offences against children. You may have seen media reports concerning the case.

Our first thoughts are with the victims and their families as the hearings continue.

We understand how difficult and distressing this news has been and we want to make sure everyone in our hospital community is being properly supported.

We worked closely with the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and the Metropolitan Police to set up a helpline with trained professionals who can provide advice and support. Although the dedicated NSPCC Operation Sheppey helpline (named after the police investigation) is now closed, anyone who needs advice or referrals can still reach the NSPCC at:

0808 800 5000

Alternatively, you can send an email for support.


The service is free, confidential and non-judgmental. It can be used by any parent or carer, patient or professional who would like information and guidance about additional specialist services.

If you have an inquiry about any other matter related to the hospital, you can always reach our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS), which is a free and confidential service that helps patients, parents and carers with any information, concerns, or problems they have with their NHS care. More information about how to reach the PALS team, as well as their hours of operation, is available on the same page Patient Advice and Liaison Service.