For over 130 years we’ve been helping children who have suffered abuse rebuild their lives, and finding ways to prevent abuse from ruining any more. We know that with the right help, children can thrive, even when families are going through incredibly difficult times – like battling addictions or overcoming mental health problems.
We talk to children about difficult issues, and reach every primary school in the UK to make sure they understand that abuse is never ok. Our helplines provide the advice someone needs if they are worried about a child’s safety.
We know what children are saying, or worried about, or need help with, because on average a young person seeking advice contacts Childline every 25 seconds.
Abuse ruins childhood, but it can be prevented. That’s why we’re here. And ‘we’ means our staff, volunteers, supporters, members of the public, other organisations from small not-for-profits to big industry leaders, and it means you. We all have a part to play in the fight for childhood. Big or small – through supporting our work, or simply believing, respecting and listening to children – there’s something each of us can do to make things better for children.
Abuse changes childhood.
But so can we.