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Depaul helps people who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Why am I here?

In 2016, Safe@Last joined the Depaul UK family of charities. The old website, at, has been taken down temporarily for maintenance. You can find all of the same information and advice right here.

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Help and advice for young people

If you’ve reached this site because you’ve left the place you normally live or are thinking of leaving and you're worried, scared, cold or lonely – Safe@Last may be able to help you.

They support children and young people aged 16 and under across South Yorkshire who have run away from home, been kicked out or need help and advice.

Safe@Last offer a FREE Helpline. It’s confidential to call the helpline and talk to friendly staff members. Safe@Last can also give you more information about where to find help.

Call: 0800 335 7233

Text SAFE and your message to 60777

Click here to for more information about advice and support around issues like homelessness, benefits, debt and health problems


Information for parents

Safe@Last also offers support to the parents and guardians of children and young people at risk of running away. Family Support workers can offer practical and emotional support and signposting for families.

If you are concerned about a child or young person who has run away or gone missing, please contact your local police as soon as possible and report them as ‘missing from home/care’.

To learn more about Safe@Last services and how they can help, visit, call on 0114 2787152 or email


Information for professionals

If you would like more information with regards to the services that Safe@Last can offer then please call 0114 2787152 or email

If you are concerned about a child or young person and their safety then please contact your local children’s safeguarding board and the police.

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