Childhood cancer helplines

Use our helplines to find out more information and advice on childhood cancer

NHS Choices – Cancer Care Choices for Young People

Cancer and young people

Young cancer care

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia


Proton beam therapy


Helpline: 0808 808 0000 to speak to a cancer specialist nurse

Children's cancers

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia


Aims to help people live with cancer by providing information, emotional support and counselling for patients, their families and health.

Cancer Research UK

Helpline: 0808 800 4040

Children's cancers

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia


CancerHelp UK is a free information service about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families

The Neuroblastoma Society

Helpline: 020 8940 4353

Neuroblastoma is a rare and aggressive childhood cancer. About a hundred children in the UK are diagnosed each year. The Society works exclusively for these children in raising funds for British research into the disease, and offering information and support for anyone affected by neuroblastoma.

Solving Kids’ Cancer

Parent Support: 020 7284 0800

Solving Kids’ Cancer supports children and families affected by neuroblastoma, a rare form of paediatric cancer. There are around 100 new cases of neuroblastoma each year, of which children are predominantly under 5 years old. We provide a range of specialist support services to families affected by neuroblastoma designed to equip them with the knowledge and resources they need to fight this disease. We also fund the ground-breaking neuroblastoma research that is essential to push treatment forward and improve outcomes for children.

Clic Sargent

Child Cancer Helpline: 0300 330 0803

Every day 10 families are told their child has cancer. As the UK's leading children's cancer charity, CLIC Sargent is the only organisation to offer them all round care and support. That’s because we’re there every step of the way.

Children with Cancer UK

Tel: 020 7404 0808

Children with Cancer UK is the leading national children's charity dedicated to the fight against all childhood cancers.

Kids ‘n’ Cancer UK

Tel: 01246 269023

This charity is designed to help children to get life saving treatment for their cancers and tumours. It is a sad fact of life that some children diagnosed with cancer do not qualify for funding in certain situations by the National Health Service.

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG)

Tel: 0116 252 5858

The CCLG is a national professional body responsible for the organisation of the treatment and management of children with cancer in the UK. As an association of healthcare professionals involved in their care, CCLG works to benefit children through development of the highest standards of care, as well as promotion of research. Other areas of activity include production of a range of information materials for patients and families, including a quarterly, free magazine for families of children and young people with cancer.

Kids Cancer Charity (formerly known as Christian Lewis Trust)

Tel: 01792 480500 (Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm)

The Trust is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1113821, established in 1989. It offers a philosophy of child centred care focusing on 'quality of life' issues, a range of family support services, bereavement support, self-help support groups, play therapists and holidays.

Teenage Cancer Trust

Tel: 020 7612 0370

Around six young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer.’ We’re the only charity dedicated to making this happen. We bring young people together so they can be treated together, by teenage cancer experts, in the best place for them.

Rarer Cancers Foundation

Helpline: 0800 334 5551

We provide up to date information on rarer cancers and treatment options available. We enable supportive networking for patients, carers and clinicians and act as a gateway, directing patients to further avenues of support and information, such as patient groups or charities

The Rainbow Trust

General enquiries: 01372 363438

Rainbow Trust Children's Charity provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.

Action for Sick Children

Helpline: 0800 074 4519

UK’s leading children’s healthcare charity, specially formed to see that children receive the highest standards of healthcare possible

The Sick Children’s Trust

Tel: 020 7283 4854

The Sick Children’s Trust believes that no child should be separated from their family while in hospital receiving treatment for serious illness Our mission is to provide high quality 'Home from Home' accommodation for families whose children are receiving hospital treatment for serious illness.