Last year the NSPCC Helpline responded to almost 73,000 contacts from people with concerns about a child's safety and welfare.
We are thankful for the Government's funding at this time, allowing us to expand our Helpline capabilities and supporting our trained professionals to be there for the contacts we're receiving. We'll also be able to fund greater promotion of the service so many more adults will know how and where to seek advice and support, while also raising concerns about the safety and wellbeing of children.
The coronavirus situation has created new risks for some children during lockdown, and exacerbated others. It's vital that everyone recognises the signs of abuse at this time and contacts the NSPCC Helpline with any concerns about a child's wellbeing, particularly as frontline professionals may not be able to maintain their usual contact.
The NSPCC Helpline can be reached 24 hours a day by email – firstname.lastname@example.org - or through its online reporting form. Our team of experts can also be called Monday to Friday 8am-10pm or 9am-6pm at the weekends on 0808 800 5000. It will be open until 10pm as a one off on Sunday April 19th.