About Us

Our mission

About Us

Our mission

Together, we can stop child abuse and neglect. Through the collective power of our people, supporters and partners, and our 100 years of experience, we’ll move closer to achieving that goal.


Our history

The NSPCC was founded in 1884 as the London Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (SPCC), by the Reverend Benjamin Waugh. Now, we’re a leading light in the field of child protection, and the only UK children’s charity with statutory powers that enable us to take action to safeguard children at risk of abuse.

Childline, our free counselling service for children and young people, joined the NSPCC in February 2006, when extra resources were pledged to ensure that no child's call goes unanswered. That’s where we have our greatest need for dedicated people, but there are so many ways you can support us as a volunteer.

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Our mission

Everything we do protects children today and prevents abuse tomorrow, to transform society for every childhood.

Over the next ten years we’ll focus on three impact goals we believe will make the biggest difference to children’s lives.

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Our future

Our impact goals show the ways we want to impact children up to 2031, which is when we’ll re-look at our strategy and ensure it continues to be future-looking. We’ll address these to ensure we’re always making progress towards our overall vision to stop child abuse and neglect.

Our strategy has teamwork at its heart. Everyone has a opportunity to play and we want many more people to play a part in protecting children.

“We need great people who share our passion and our commitment, who can take that message and take that influence and ensure that the NSPCC doesn't just do great things itself, but we also enable, and we influence way beyond what we can achieve.”

Sir Peter Wanless, CEO NSPCC

See how you can help make a difference by volunteering with the NSPCC

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