Working with others to protect children
Protecting children through partnership and consultancy
By working in partnership, and by offering training, consultancy and other services, we help other organisations and networks do everything they can to protect children.
Working in partnership
The former works with sporting bodies to keep children safe in organised sport. The latter aims to help small not-for-profit organisations, clubs and groups.
We also work with local safeguarding children’s boards (LSCBs). LSCBs are local forums in which the police, health, social and education services work with charities, business and others to protect children’s wellbeing.
Training, consultancy and other services
The NSPCC’s training and consultancy services are designed to provide a model of excellence in safeguarding and child protection.
They offer training courses, consultancy services and other products that help organisations protect children.
Using our powers to protect children
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the NSPCC is unique among charities in that it has statutory powers to apply to court for certain orders in respect of a child, including care and supervision orders.
We will always work collaboratively and constructively with partner agencies to safeguard children. In exceptional circumstances, we would consider using our Authorised Person Status to apply for a court order to protect a child but would only do so after following our Concerns Resolution Procedure.
An easy way you can make a big difference to the lives of children who need help.
Are you a child?
Do you need to talk? Call ChildLine on 0800 1111 or visit us online.
Worried about a child?
Don’t wait until you’re certain. Contact our trained helpline counsellors for 24/7 help, advice and support.