NSPCC key facts and figures
What does the NSPCC do?
The NSPCC’s vision is ending cruelty to children in the UK. The NSPCC are inspired by a belief that they can make a difference for all children - by standing for their rights, listening to them, by helping them when they need us and making them safe.
How do they do it?
- The NSPCC provide innovative services across the UK focussed on protecting and supporting the most vulnerable children and families.
- The NSPCC's local services focus on seven key themes: Neglect; physical abuse in high risk families; sexual abuse; children under one; children with disabilities; children from black and ethnic minority communities and looked after children (children living in care).
- The NSPCC provide UK-wide services such as ChildLine, which has now expanded to offer children support and advice online as well as on the phone, and the NSPCC Helpline, which allows adults to inform us of their concerns about a child 24-hours a day.
- The NSPCC provide training and consultancy services across the UK to help organisations, groups and others to protect children and are developing a new UK-wide schools service to help younger children stay safe.
- The NSPCC share their experience with governments and organisations working with children so together they improve the protection of children and they challenge those who will not learn and change. They campaign for better laws and They educate and inform the public to improve understanding about child abuse.
The value of our volunteer network
The NSPCC is more than just a charity - it is a reflection of the UK’s commitment to the prevention of cruelty to children.
- The NSPCC currently enjoys the support of around 27,000 volunteers, with 25,000 of those fundraising on their behalf and the other 2,000 supporting the NSPCC's services for children and young people. An additional 178,225 campaign for the NSPCC on a voluntary basis.
- The NSPCC also works with a wide range of companies to both raise funds and increase awareness of their work.
How many children does the NSPCC help?
- The NSPCC helped 13,682 children and young people through our direct face to face services.
- 29,326 adults contacted the adult Helpline in 08/09 to raise concerns about the safety of a child.
- The NSPCC made 12,264 referrals to police and social services for children at risk through the NSPCC helpline.
- ChildLine answered about 455,000 children on the phone and our new ChildLine online service was visited by 810,000 children even though it was only officially launched in September 2009. And in the first six months since September we also offered online counselling helping more than 55,000 children through online one-to-ones and private e mails