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.
80p in every £1 we spend goes directly to helping children.
On average, a child contacts Childline every 25 seconds.
Around 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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In 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.
This is a true story but photographs have been posed by models.
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