This Christmas, a child will contact Childline every 25 seconds.
Help us be there when they’re ready to break their silence.
Christmas should be a special time of year for all children. A time when they feel safe and loved. But for many the reality is sadly different.
Right now, our Childline counsellors can only respond to 3 out of 4 children who need our help.
We need your support to reach every child. Your donation could help us give a voice to every child who needs us - this Christmas and all year round.
Every child deserves to have a voice.
Help us be there for every child who needs us
Ethan* doesn't feel very Christmassy.
A friend of his mum and dad's keeps touching him in a way he doesn't like.
They told him it had to be their secret. But if he told anyone, he'd ruin Christmas.
On average, a child contacts Childline every 25 seconds. Children like Ethan, who are desperate to break their silence.
Right now, we can only respond to 3 out of 4 children who need our help.
Your support is vital. Every pound you donate can help us be here for every child, all year round - even on Christmas Day.
Make a donation and help break the silence
help us be there for children when they’re ready to break their silence.
pay for our Speak out Stay safe programme to reach 10 primary school children, giving them the knowledge to protect themselves from abuse.
pay for our trained Childline counsellors to answer 15 children’s calls for help.
We have 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.
How your money is spent
During 2016/17 we spent £91 million on services and activities to make children and young people safer. This includes working with children and families, our helplines, our schools service and our child protection and awareness campaigns such as Share Aware.
Ethan’s story draws on the real experiences of children and families, but does not describe a specific case.
*Your donation could go towards NSPCC Childline, or it could help us fund services such as NSPCC's therapeutic services and helpline. Donations are distributed based on need.