"Christmas is advertised as being a family event. But there are a lot of young people out there with families they don't feel safe with."

Childline counsellors are here to listen to children and help them feel safe. Abuse and neglect don't take Christmas off. Neither do we.

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Over Christmas, Childline holds 10 counselling sessions a night about suicidal thoughts and feelings.

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It costs £27 for a Childline supervisor’s time for 1 hour, supporting our volunteer counsellors.

Illustration of a speech bubbles"Childline counsellors offer the chance to listen to a young person, to listen without any judgement. The simplicity of it is what's beautiful and it absolutely deserves to be supported."

Helen / Childline counsellor

Young girl sat on her bed, eyes closed and in her pyjamas"Childline was always there for me. The counsellors show love to people who don't have love in their life. I'll be forever grateful for the hope and support they gave me."

Read more from Grace's story

Volunteer for Childline

Childline counsellorBecoming a Childline volunteer means being there when a child needs you the most. Just 4 hours out of your week can help us be there for children in their darkest hour.

Sometimes all they need is someone like you who has the time to listen.

Find out more

  • 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.

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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.