This Christmas, help us be there in a child's darkest hour

When schools and services are closed, when children have nowhere else to turn, Childline is here. We're the only service for children open all night, all year, whatever their worry. Our counsellors give children and young people the support they desperately need 24 hours a day. And every hour of the Christmas night shifts, we expect a call from a child feeling suicidal.

It's vital we're there when children need someone to turn to. But right now, there are many more children who need our help. 1 in 3 children who contact Childline this Christmas will go unanswered.

We must be there for children. Every day, every night, whenever they need us. This Christmas our counsellors will be there. You can be there too. Please donate now.

Illustration of piggy bank with 90% symbolAround 90% of our income comes from those who generously choose to donate to us - people like you.

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On average, we deliver 800 counselling sessions a day across 12 Childline bases.

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"As a mum, it breaks my heart to think that some kids don’t feel safe at home over Christmas. I donate to give children hope that their lives can get better and someone does care."

Janet / NSPCC supporter

"The calls that have come in tonight have just really sideswiped me."

  • By phone - call our team on 020 7825 2505 to give by card or set up your regular donation.
  • By post - use our Direct Debit postal form to set up your regular gift.
  • Amazon Alexa – you can make single donations using your Amazon Alexa. Open your Alexa app and enable the NSPCC skill. Be sure to set your skill permissions to allow Amazon Pay so you can donate. Then just say “Alexa, open NSPCC” on your Alexa app or Echo devices and make your donation. We recommend setting up a voice pin for added security.

Fundraising Regulator logoWe've agreed to stick to a strict set of codes and a fundraising promise, which means we treat our supporters and donors with respect, fairness and honesty and we are always clear about how we raise money.

Young boy with social worker in service centreDuring 2018/19 we spent over £89 million on services and activities to make children and young people safer. This includes working with children and families, our helplines, schools service and child protection and awareness campaigns like PANTS.

Any questions?

If you have a question about donating or if you'd like to set up, amend or cancel a direct debit, our Supporter Care team is on hand to help.

Call us Monday – Friday 9.00am-5.00pm or complete our form below. Calls may be recorded for training purposes.

020 7825 2505

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Your donation could go towards Childline or it could help us fund services such as NSPCC's therapeutic services and Speak Out Stay Safe service. Donations are distributed based on need.