Today we’re launching a campaign to give adults practical advice on what to do if they’re concerned about a child.
Listen Up, Speak Up will encourage people to take an engaging, free ten-minute digital training followed by a series of emails from experts with actions people can take to help keep children safe.
Over the past year, our adult Helpline has seen a 14% increase in the number of contacts about in-person sexual abuse.
From April 2021 to March 2022, our Helpline spoke 8,347 times with adults concerned about this issue compared to 7,338 the year before.
Our Helpline’s child protection specialists have also taken thousands of contacts over the past year relating to other issues including:
- 8,969 contacts about physical abuse
- 7,370 contacts about emotional abuse
- 10,595 contacts about neglect.