How your money will make an impact
In the past year, there have been almost 200,000 Childline counselling sessions with children and young people.
A child will contact Childline every 45 seconds on average.
There were over 14,000 counselling sessions about abuse or neglect in 2022/23.
"Today a 13 year old girl confided in me that she is suffering from anxiety which is so bad that she struggles to leave her home. She told me that she is feeling scared and she doesn’t know how to go on anymore.
She thanked me for being here for her today when she didn’t feel she had anyone else she could talk to.” - Counselling session from the Birmingham base with a 13 year old girl.
Meet the children who rely on Childline
"The shouting is unbearable, and I can’t take the beatings anymore. I want to tell someone, but when I try, I can’t make myself say it out loud. I want to be able to tell someone before half term, I can’t be in the house with him the whole time."
"It is less than a month until I leave primary school. I get so nervous about all the change, new uniform, new teachers, new lessons, and new friends. My biggest concern is making a bad first impression."
"I was kicked out of my friendship group just before summer started, over what I’ve no idea. Now all I can think about is when school starts again. I will hear them laugh and have fun while I’m stuck by myself. I don’t want to be alone. I just want to belong."
A call to Childline doesn’t sound like much, but we know that a single call to Childline can make a huge difference for a child who needs help. Many children know Childline to be a safe space, a place where children can speak what’s on their minds – with zero judgement.
These children are looking for someone they can talk to, someone who will listen, someone who can offer them advice on what should happen next. Everyone knows the difference a conversation can make. Will you make a phone call happen for a child who needs it?
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
When you sponsor a call your donation is restricted to our Childline service which enables us to answer contacts from children no matter what their worry or concern or method of contact.
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).
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.
Call us Monday – Friday 9am-5pm or complete our form below. Calls may be recorded for training purposes.
Children and young people can contact Childline via phone, 1-2-1 chat or email. Your donation could go towards answering any method of contact