A young girl lay on her bed beside a Christmas tree looking sad.

This Christmas, a child will contact Childline every 45 seconds on average.

For children suffering abuse, Christmas can mean being trapped with their abusers and cut off from friends and support networks. They have no one to turn to.

Childline is here 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. But we need your help to answer more life-saving calls.

Please donate now and help Childline be a lifeline this Christmas.

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Mum and dad are always shouting, fighting and dad hits mum. My dad smashed the house up today and I was sent upstairs, but I could hear everything.


I could hear mum crying - none of this is her fault. I want him to go.


Everyone says, ‘Happy Christmas’ but mine was horrible.

Maya, 12*

How your donations make an impact

Young girl sat down with dolls smiling.

Over 80% of our income comes from those who choose to give to us.

Childline counsellor on a call.

A child will contact Childline every 45 seconds on average.

In the past year, there have been almost 200,000 Childline counselling sessions with children and young people.

There are lots of ways you can support our work if you aren't able to donate online.

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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

Around 75p in every £1 we spend goes directly to helping children and young people. This includes working with children and families, our helplines, our Schools Service and child protection and awareness campaigns like PANTS. Read our latest Annual Report (PDF).

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If you have a question about donating or if you'd like to set up, amend or cancel a direct debit, or to pay a legacy gift, our Supporter Care team is on hand to help.

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*This is a quote from a Childline counsellor, however the photograph has been posed by a model.
**The quote is based on real Childline service users but is not necessarily a direct quote. Potentially identifying details have been changed to protect the identity of the child or young person involved. The photograph has been posed by a model.

Your donation could go towards our therapeutic services, or it could help us fund services like Childline and our Helpline. Wherever the need is greatest, that’s where your donation will go.