How your money is spent

Find out how we use the money you generously give in the fight for every childhood.

With so much of our income coming from your fundraising activities and donations, we make showing you where the money is spent a priority.

We receive around 90% of our funding from generous supporters. Amazing people like you, who believe in our work - believe that every childhood is worth fighting for.

How you support our services

Big or small, your gifts and donations make a difference to the children and young people we help through our services.

  • £3 could pay for our Speak out Stay safe programme to reach 1 primary school child, giving them the knowledge to protect themselves from abuse
  • £4 could pay for 1 of our trained volunteer counsellors to answer a child's call for help to Childline
  • £5 could cover the cost of answering a call to the NSPCC helpline
  • £25 could pay for a trained practitioner to deliver 1 hour of Pregnancy in Mind to help new parents with the ups and downs of having a baby
  • £580 could cover the cost for our Speak out Stay safe programme to visit 1 primary school and speak to every child aged 5-11
  • £1,600 could pay to recruit, train and support a new Childline volunteer.

Key statistics about our services

There were almost 250,000 Childline counselling sessions with children and young people in 2018/19

Explanation: Childline provided 278,440, counselling sessions to children and young people in 2017/18.

Our helpline responded to almost 73,000 contacts in 2018/19 from people with concerns about a child's welfare

Explanation: The NSPCC helpline responded to 72,821 contacts in 2018/19, from people who were concerned about a child’s welfare.

In 2018/19 we engaged with over 1,700 organisations to improve their safeguarding

Explanation: The majority of this engagement was from organisations requesting NSPCC publications and safeguarding materials. The most popular of these was Share Aware,which accounted for 60% of all publications distributed to organisations. Other engagement activities included delivering consultancy, working with organisations through our local campaigns and the faith and voluntary sectors, delivering commissioned helplines and working with sports organisations.

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