Young boy on the phone to Childline

During lockdown, 50 children a day turned to Childline after suffering abuse and neglect.

Now with new restrictions, we’re preparing for calls from children trapped at home with their abusers this Christmas.

But we need your help.

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80p in every £1 we spend goes directly to helping children.

Illustration of phone ringingOn average, a child contacts Childline every 25 seconds.

Illustration of piggy bank with 90% symbolAround 90% of our income comes from donations.


“It wasn’t so bad before. But in lockdown, my step-dad was abusing me five or six times a day.

He tries to kiss me really hard on the neck and other private places. Last time, it made a bruise. He said I’m not allowed to snitch.” *

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Young boy with social worker in service centreIn 2019/20 we spent £86.8 million (79.7%) on services and activities to make children and young people safer. This includes working with children and families, our helplines, schools service and child protection and awareness campaigns like PANTS. Read our Annual Report.

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*DISCLAIMER

This is a true story but photographs have been posed by models.

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