Children's Services

How we develop new ways to keep more children safe.

Our services are crucial in our fight for every childhood.

As well as our nationwide services like Childline and the NSPCC Helpline, we also work directly with children and families at our service centres.

We provide therapeutic services to help children move on from abuse. We support parents and families in caring for their children. We also help professionals make the best decisions for children, across the UK.

But it's about more than those children and families who we help face-to-face. We develop these services and test them at different stages, learning what works best. We can then share that learning with others, to keep many more children safe.

Watch our video to find out how we develop new ways to keep more children safe.

What you can do

Make referrals and get resources

Find out how to make referrals to our services and get resources for practitioners.

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Find learning and evaluations

Read evaluations of our services and get information on the methods we use.

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Deliver NSPCC services in your area

Find out how our Scale-up unit supports organisations to deliver our evidence-based services.

Scale-up unit

Services we deliver

Baby Steps

Ante-natal programme helping vulnerable parents cope with the pressures of having a baby.
Baby Steps service

Minding the Baby

Minding the Baby is an early intervention programme designed to enhance the mother's relationship with her child.
Minding the Baby service

Parents Under Pressure™

Improving parenting in families with drug or alcohol issues.
Parents Under Pressure™ service

Pregnancy in Mind

Pregnancy in Mind is a preventative mental health service for parents-to-be to support those at risk of anxiety and depression.
Pregnancy in Mind

Steps to Safety

Supporting families living with domestic abuse and helping parents create a safer and more stable future for their children.
Steps to Safety service


We know it can be really difficult for parents living with serious mental health issues. That's why we've developed a new service to support families.
Young SMILES service

National Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (NCATS)

Treating young high risk people who show the most serious kinds of harmful sexual behaviour.
NCATS - National Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service

Turn the Page

We protect children from the most common type of contact sexual abuse.
Turn the Page service

Women as Protectors

Helping mums and carers who are in contact with a man who poses a risk of sexual harm to children.
Women as Protectors service

Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together (DART™)

Helping children and mothers strengthen their relationship after domestic abuse.
DART - Domestic Abuse Recovering Together service

Hear and Now

Hear and Now helps children who may have been sexually abused through weekly sessions which aim to help children talk about their experiences.
Hear and Now service

Letting the Future In

Letting the Future In helps children who have been sexually abused.
Letting the Future In service

Protect and Respect

For young people who are vulnerable to sexual exploitation or who have been sexually exploited.
Protect and Respect service

New Orleans Intervention Model

Reducing the risk of abuse or neglect by helping professionals assess if children should stay in care.
New Orleans Intervention Model service

Young Witness Service

Supporting young witnesses to give evidence in court in Northern Ireland.
Young Witness Service

Children's stories

Real life stories of children who've experienced abuse and other difficulties – and how we have helped them.
Read real life stories

Our service centres

Find out what services are available for children and families in your area - and how to get in touch.
NSPCC service centres

Work or volunteer with children and families?

Visit NSPCC Learning for information, resources and training to help you safeguard and protect children and young people across the UK.

Go to NSPCC Learning

Get involved

Volunteer for our services

Give your time to help with our work supporting children and families who need us.
Choose a service

Donate now

Last year a third of all calls to our helpline were about neglect, a figure that's even higher at Christmas. Donate now and help shine a light on children left in the dark.

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Are You There?

We're calling on the government to help our Childline service be there for every child dealing with meantal health issues. 

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