Fighting for childhood in Northern Ireland How we're standing up for children
We're making life better for children in Northern Ireland by inﬂuencing public policy, legislation and practice through our local evidence-based research and services.
We have well-established relationships working with the NI Assembly, government departments and colleagues in statutory and voluntary agencies to ensure that children can be protected and abuse prevented.
Our 3 service centres offer a range of services for children and families and we're leading the way with our Young Witness Service and our innovative Keeping Safe pilot. Through evaluating our services and conducting research we're committed to finding out what's working and – more importantly – what isn't, and what we can do about it.
Northern Ireland consultation responses
Our policy team in Northern Ireland respond to government consultations and write briefings to influence the development of policies and laws that affect children and young people. Below are the most recent government consultations we've responded to.
More consultation responses
Find older Northern Ireland consultation responses.
Statistics on child protection in Northern Ireland
Official statistics help tell us how many children have been identified as needing support or protection in Northern Ireland.
How child protection works in Northern Ireland
Find out how the systems and laws of Northern Ireland work to help keep children safe from abuse and harm.
Our research and resources
Children’s charter Northern Ireland: supporting and protecting children and young people
A snapshot of key issues relating to children in Northern Ireland.
Information for child protection professionals in Northern Ireland
Read our guide about the NSPCC’s helpline and Childline services and how we can work with you to protect children and prevent abuse and neglect.
Looking after infant mental health: our case for change
Our cases for change emphasising the importance of looking after infant mental health.
Living with adversity: a qualitative study of families with multiple and complex needs
Helpline highlight: protecting children in Northern Ireland: 2012-13
More research from Northern Ireland
Find more research and resources from Northern Ireland in our library catalogue.
Services for children and families in Northern Ireland
We have service centres across the United Kingdom which offer a combination of services to children, families and professionals. We support parents and families in caring for their children and provide therapeutic assistance to help children move on from abuse.
Find out what services are available for children and families in Northern Ireland - and how to get in touch:
- Assessing the Risk, Protecting the Child
- Caring Dads: Safer Children
- DART - Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together
- Face to Face
- Family SMILES
- Family Environment: Drug Using Parents (FEDUP)
- Improving parenting, improving practice
- Letting the Future In
- Turn the Page
- Women as Protectors
- Young Witness Service
Download our leaflet about the NSPCC helpline and Childline in Northern Ireland (PDF) and find out how we can help you.
What you can do in Northern Ireland
Child protection training and consultancy in Northern Ireland
Find an event near you
From marathon to skydives, bake sales to gala dinners, we've got an event for you in Northern Ireland.
Make a donation today
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