Keeping safe abroad helplines

Use our helplines to find out more information and advice on keeping safe abroad

GOV UK

Know Before You Go – Staying safe & healthy abroad

Terrorism

Travel advice - Egypt

Government website with comprehensive advice on safe foreign travel

NHS Choices – Travel Information

Before you travel

Immunisation

Food & Water

Advice and information from the NHS on staying safe when travelling

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Support for British Nationals Abroad – A Guide

Victims of Crime Abroad

These guides highlight some of the main ways you can help yourself stay safe abroad and what help the FCO can provide in the event of a crime being committed

Personal Safety Advice

personalsafetyadvice.co.uk

When travelling abroad, most people are keen to relax and unwind. Travellers, tourists, foreign businessmen and women can be prime targets for criminals. In order to minimise stress on your holiday or trip, take time to plan your personal safety strategy in advance. From keeping your valuables safe to avoiding violence, a little forethought may save you from becoming a victim of crime.

Caroline’s Rainbow Foundation

carolinesrainbowfoundation.org

If things go wrong

CRF is a UK registered charity working to raise awareness of the importance of safe travel to young people, whether they are going abroad for independent travel, gap year placements, organised trips or simply making plans to visit a different country. The charity aims to provide essential information about safety abroad and encourage young people to recognise and prioritise life's values wherever they may be in the world. Our ultimate aim is to become the number one resource for travel safety information and advice. CRF works with the education sector, the Foreign Office and other organisations, trusts and charities in order to widen the reach of the charity and provide relevant information to young travellers.

Year Out Group

yearoutgroup.org

Comprehensive and useful safety information for people planning a gap year

National Travel Health Network & Centre – Travel Personal Safety

nathnac.org

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Rape & Sexual Assault Abroad Leaflet

Rape and sexual assault can happen to women and men of all ages and backgrounds. While most visits abroad are trouble-free, we are becoming more aware of people being sexually assaulted whilst they are overseas. Sexual assault is a very traumatic experience whenever and wherever it happens, but the trauma can be made even more difficult to deal with when it happens abroad. We will be as helpful as we can to anyone who tells us they have had sex against their wishes or been attacked by someone wanting sex.

The Site.org – Safe Travel Abroad

thesite.org

TheSite.org is the first place young people should check for advice, information and support on sex, relationships, drugs, drink, health & wellbeing

Victim Support Advice

adviceguide.org.uk

Comprehensive section explaining what you can do if your holiday plans are disrupted or there is an accident or emergency while you are away. You can find information on what to do if a holiday company goes out of business or if your booking is changed or cancelled.

If you’ve been a victim of crime or accused of a crime abroad