Half a million children a year suffer abuse in the UK. That means 7 children in a classroom experience abuse before they turn 18.
What is Childhood Day?
Childhood Day is on the second Friday of June and brings everyone across the UK together to have fun and protect children! If you took part this year on 10 June, thank you so much. Whether you fundraised, donated, volunteered or took action, you played your part to help keep children safe.
Together, we can stop child abuse.
Why your support matters
Everything you do for Childhood Day will help us protect children from abuse. Children like Emma, who was sexually and physically abused by her parents as a child.
"If only someone had picked up the phone and called the NSPCC Helpline. I feel certain that the abuse wouldn’t have been so severe or carried on for so long or damaged me as much as it did. I might have been able to access support a lot sooner. That’s why I’m urging everyone to think about supporting the NSPCC Helpline. It’s vital we all play our part for children suffering abuse."
Get involved and play your part
On average, almost 200 worried adults a day call our Helpline about children who desperately need us to protect them. Donate now to help answer the calls that can stop abuse.
Do your own fundraising
Sign up for a free fundraising pack and raise money your way this Childhood Day. Whether you host a bake sale, dress up or take on a sponsored challenge, you’ll help us be here for children.
The Big Breaktime
Register your school's interest for The Big Breaktime 2023 and join us for an hour of play for staff and children to enjoy while raising money.
Volunteering for Childhood Day 2022 has now closed. Please email us to register your interest for next year.
Stuck for ideas on what to play this Childhood Day? Choose from a range of fun games for all the family on the NSPCC Shop – every purchase will help to keep children safe.
Other ways to support Childhood Day
You can also play your part this Childhood Day by buying special products from our partners with donations going to the NSPCC.
- Shop Matalan's special Childhood Day children's clothing range
- Shop household names at Lidl GB raising money for Childhood Day
- Shop Start-Rite Shoes’ NSPCC canvas shoes in blue and multi-colour
- Shop special edition green cap 100ml cologne at Jo Malone London
Thanks to our Childhood Day sponsors
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