In 1986 ChildLine was launched and has since helped over 4 million children. We take a look back at how we’ve grown with each generation, and with your support, we can be there for generations to come. Disclaimer: the adults pictured are volunteers. This case draws on real examples of calls and contacts with ChildLine but does not describe a specific case.
The NSPCC can never hope to end cruelty to children by itself. We set out to involve everybody and often work in partnership because child abuse is an issue that must be tackled by society as a whole. To influence attitudes and behaviour towards children, we run mass public awareness and education campaigns, using TV advertising other media.
The NSPCC runs a helpline for adults on 0808 800 5000 and ChildLine for children and young people on 0800 1111. They are free to call, open 24/7 and can also be contacted online.
Adults can talk to our trained helpline counsellors if they are worried about a child or need advice. ChildLine is a listening service for children and young people who need to talk, whatever their worry.
Watch these videos to find out more about how these very different but complementary services help protect children and young people, and offer help and support.