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
  • £555 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.

5 goals for 5 years

Over the next 5 years, we plan to make 5 million children safer.

Our plans for 2016-2021

Our promise to you

Your support helps us change children's lives for the better. That will always be our priority.
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Key statistics about our services

There were over 295,000 Childline counselling sessions with children and young people last year

Explanation: Childline provided 295,202 counselling sessions to children and young people in 2016/17. In 286,031 of these counselling sessions they talked about their own concerns and in 9,171 they contacted us with concerns they had for another child or young person (third party concerns). 

Our helpline responded to over 66,000 contacts last year from people with concerns about a child's welfare

Explanation: The NSPCC’s helpline responded to 66,218 contacts in 2016/17, from people who were concerned about a child’s welfare.

In 2016/17 we engaged with over 1,500 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: 832 organisations ordered materials around online safety. Other engagement activities included delivering consultancy to 38 organisations, working with 132 organisations through our local campaigns and the faith and voluntary sectors, delivering commissioned helplines for 15 organisations, and working with 96 sports organisations.

Executive pay

The fight for childhood is a joint effort. We need to make sure that we attract, and keep, the best skilled and experienced staff. 
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Our annual reports

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About us

What we do, who we are and how we're fighting for every childhood
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What you can do

From reporting concerns, to making a donation or becoming a volunteer, there are many ways you can help us in the fight for childhood.
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This Christmas, a child will contact Childline every 25 seconds. Help us be there when they’re ready to break their silence.

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