Childhood Day

Stand with us on Childhood Day, 1 June 2019. Together we can protect children from abuse.

What is Childhood Day?

Childhood Day is a time for us to stand together for childhood and against abuse. There are many different ways to get involved – you can volunteer at a collection day in Manchester or Northern Ireland, host your own childhood-themed fundraising, sign your school up to get involved, or show your support by buying your badge. All the funds raised will help support the NSPCC’s key services such as Speak Out Stay Safe and Childline.

How to get involved

Join the volunteering team

Give two hours to a collection in Manchester or Northern Ireland and make a difference to children.

Start volunteering

Hold a fundraising activity

What better way to get involved with Childhood Day than with some fun childhood-themed fundraising?

Start fundraising

Get a badge

Make sure you get your hands on a Childhood Day badge and stand with us against abuse.

Buy a badge

Get your school involved

Support Childhood Day at your school by holding a 'Childhood Heroes' themed fundraising dress up day.

Sign up

Why get involved this Childhood Day?

1 in 5 children in the UK have suffered abuse. Every day, our pioneering research and life-changing services help protect those children who’ve suffered the awful consequences of abuse and help them to rebuild their lives. 

Every pound raised from Childhood Day will help to keep our vital services, Childline and the helpline, running – protecting children from abuse near you. 

  • £50 could pay to answer 10 calls to our helpline from adults worried about a child.
  • £180 could pay for a trained practitioner for one day, helping children get back on track following abuse.
  • £400 could pay to answer 100 calls to Childline so we're there for young people when they desperately need us.

Get started with these fundraising ideas

Ready, steady, bake!

Hold a bake sale or tuck shop with all your favourite childhood sweets and bakes, and sell all the goodies for donations.

Guess the childhood photo

Get everyone in your office to bring in a baby picture and organise a game of guess who. Ask everyone to donate to take part.

Hold a childhood quiz

Put a childhood spin on a pub quiz with teams competing to answer past GCSE paper questions, or testing their knowledge of film or music from your childhood. Ask for donations to take part.

Be a childhood hero

Dress up as your childhood hero. Whether it’s a book character or intrepid explorer – let your imagination run wild, just like when you were a child. Everyone donates to take part.

Throw a street party

Make it childhood-themed – complete with nostalgic food, drink and childhood activities. Ask for donations to attend, or take part in activities.

Ditch digital

Go back to your digital-free childhood days, and challenge yourself to a sponsored digital detox.

Other ways to support us

Campaign with us

Give a voice to children when no one is listening. Become a campaigner and help us demand that all children are worth fighting for.
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Volunteering for NSPCC and Childline

Join the fight for every childhood through one of our volunteering opportunities.
Volunteering for NSPCC and Childline

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Search all our NSPCC events and find the one that's perfect for you.
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