Childhood is playing and learning, laughs and screams. It's often silly and sometimes it's tumbles. But for thousands of children, it's not. It's secrets they're scared to tell and bruises they try to hide. Every childhood is different. Abuse should never be a part of it.
This year, 11 June is Childhood Day where we come together to celebrate and protect childhood. Will you play your part and help us be here for children? Donate today.
"When I was 9, I was sexually abused by a close family member. By the time I was 12, it was destroying me. I spoke to Childline and they helped me build up the courage to confide in a teacher, something I'd wanted to do for 2 years."
The case went to trial but collapsed due to a lack of evidence - which was a very distressing experience. After suffering anxiety and depression, Amber was referred to Letting the Future In, our therapeutic recovery service for children who've been sexually abused.
"It's made an amazing difference to me. It gave me this confidence I never had. I don't think I would be here at all now if it wasn't for the NSPCC."
How your donations make an impact
Around 90% of our funding comes from supporters, helping us reach children and young people across the UK.
In the first year of coronavirus restrictions, Childline delivered over 16,000 counselling sessions about abuse.
Your support helps us run services like Letting the Future In, helping children who've experienced sexual abuse rebuild their lives.
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Take part this Childhood Day
On 11 June, we’re getting the UK playing and raising money to help keep children safe. Sign up, plan a play day and raise money.
We've agreed to stick to a strict set of codes and a fundraising promise, which means we treat our supporters and donors with respect, fairness and honesty and we are always clear about how we raise money
80p in every £1 we spend goes directly to helping children and young people. This includes working with children and families, our helplines, schools service and child protection and awareness campaigns like PANTS. Read our Annual Report (PDF).
This is a true story but names have been changed and photographs have been posed by models.
Your donation could go towards our theraputic services, or it could help us fund services like our helpline and Childline. Wherever the need is greatest, that’s where your donation will go.