BT and Childline

Working together to make sure that young people have a place to turn to, whenever they need it.

Supporting our work for 30 years

BT logo

4 million children and young people have received advice and support across the UK since Esther Rantzen founded Childline in 1986.  Without BT providing hardware, volunteers and office space, starting Childline wouldn't have been possible.

For the last 30 years, BT’s expertise, fundraising and volunteers have given children across the UK a place to turn to when they've had nowhere else.

The £11 million that BT has raised has funded the training of hundreds of counsellors, who've spoken to thousands of children about problems ranging from abuse and bullying, to family tensions and teenage pregnancy.

Today, BT continue to support Childline by investing in the development of the new Childline website, encouraging staff to volunteer as counsellors and for the Speak out Stay safe programme and taking part in events and challenges .

"BT is wholly committed to the cause and will continue to assure that more and more young people in need can be heard."
Sir Michael Rake / Chairman, BT

30 years of BT


BT helped set up the Childline service – they provided phones, volunteers and the iconic 8-digit freephone number which we still use today.


BT helped to build a supporter database and ensure Childline’s long-term future, by sending out the UK’s largest ever mailshot at that time.


They funded the first anti-bullying packs for schools, while raising £2.4 million for the service through the BT swimathons.


BT worked with mobile providers across the UK to ensure Childline calls remained anonymous and free.


BT provided secure funds and strategic advice to support Childline’s merger with the NSPCC.


Today, NSPCC Childline is one of BT’s strategic partners. BT are helping to transform the Childline website with their funds and expertise.

Helping us be there for every child

Without BT’s incredible dedication and support, Childline wouldn't be the unique service for children it is today.

"Childline gives children the chance to speak out"
Aaron Hearne / NSPCC Supporter


Our Childline service offers help and support to thousands of children and young people whenever they need us. 
Read about Childline

You can make a difference

My BTDonate logo

BT MyDonate is a free and secure online giving service for charities, which you can use to support Childline.  

As more and more children are going online for support, we need more volunteers and vital funds to keep Childline running.

Every £4 you donate or raise will allow a Childline counsellor to answer a call from a child in need.

Donate now

Other ways to support us

Volunteer for Childline

Find out how you can help children when they most need it - check out the Childline volunteer roles we have available.
Volunteer for Childline

Donate now

Childline provides a safe place for children who feel they have no one else to turn to. Your support today can help Childline continue to be there whenever children need us.

Make a donation

Find an NSPCC event

From marathons to gala dinners, there's an event you can do to raise money and help give children the childhood they deserve.
Find an NSPCC charity event

Other ways to give

From playing the NSPCC Lottery to switching your energy supply, there are lots of ways to donate to the NSPCC.
More ways to give