What we do

Abuse robs children of their childhood. Without help, the scars of abuse can last a lifetime. And as devastating as it can be for the child, society pays a heavy price too.

Abuse changes childhood, but so can we

Child abuse is preventable - not inevitable. And it’s up to each of us to do everything possible to keep childhood safe from abuse, so children can grow up healthy and thrive. That’s why we're here and drives what we do. So as long as there’s abuse – we will fight for every childhood. Join us.

News and opinion

The latest news and opinion on our work and activities, plus our spokespeople on what we're doing to prevent and aid recovery from child abuse.
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What we stand for

We’re standing up for children, demanding that laws change and action is taken to better protect them.
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Children's stories

"I was scared no one would believe me"

Alice was sexually abused when she was very young. The Young Witness Service helped her feel supported when she gave evidence in court.

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"It was hard to pretend everything was ok"

Sioned struggled with her mental health growing up as a young carer. At her lowest moments, Childline helped her to feel someone cared.

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"I felt guilty that the bullies had chosen me"

James was bullied for years after moving to a new school. Talking to Childline helped him to rebuild his confidence and feel less alone.

Read James' story