How your money is spent

Find out how we use the money you generously give in the fight for every childhood.

With so much of our income coming from your fundraising activities and donations, we make showing you where the money is spent a priority.

We receive more than 90% of our funding from generous supporters. Amazing people like you, who believe in our work - believe that every childhood is worth fighting for.

How you support our services

Big or small, your gifts and donations make a difference to the children and young people we help through our services.

  • £3 could pay for our Speak out Stay safe programme to reach 1 primary school child, giving them the knowledge to protect themselves from abuse
  • £4 could pay for 1 of our trained volunteer counsellors to answer a child's call for help to Childline
  • £5 could cover the cost of answering a call to the NSPCC helpline
  • £25 could pay for a trained practitioner to deliver 1 hour of Pregnancy in Mind to help new parents with the ups and downs of having a baby
  • £550 could cover the cost for our Speak out Stay safe programme to visit 1 primary school and speak to every child aged 5-11
  • £1,600 could pay to recruit, train and support a new Childline volunteer.

5 goals for 5 years

Over the next 5 years, we plan to make 5 million children safer.

Our plans for 2016-2021

Our promise to you

Your support helps us change children's lives for the better. That will always be our priority.
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Statistics from our annual review 2015/16

There were over 300,000 Childline counselling sessions with children and young people in 2015/16

Explanation: Childline provided 301,413 counselling sessions to children and young people in 2015/16. In 291,753 of these counselling sessions they talked about their own concerns and in 9,660 they contacted us with concerns they had for another child or young person (third party concerns).

For more information see Safer childhoods, brighter futures: keeping children safe today and for generations to come: annual report and accounts 2015/16 (PDF).

Our helpline responded to nearly 55,000 contacts last year from people with concerns about a child's welfare

Explanation: The NSPCC’s helpline responded to 54,865 contacts in 2015/16, from people who were concerned about a child’s welfare.

See also Indicator 8 in How safe are our children? 2016.

For more information see Safer childhoods, brighter futures: keeping children safe today and for generations to come: annual report and accounts 2015/16 (PDF).

We delivered 280 commissioned training events to 145 different organisations in 2015/16

Explanation: Through our training and consultancy we share our expertise with professionals across the UK. In 2015/16 we delivered 280 commissioned training events to 145 different organisations. In addition to this, 58 national training programme courses were delivered to nearly 800 delegates from over 400 organisations and the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) continued to provide services to 194 sports organisations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland through our funding by Sport England, Sport Wales and Sport Northern Ireland.  

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About us

What we do, who we are and how we're fighting for every childhood
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What you can do

From requesting a Letter from Santa, to volunteering for our services, there are many ways you can help us in the fight for childhood.
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Call for Help

This Christmas, a child will contact Childline every 25 seconds. Donate now to help us answer their call.

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