What we do

Everything we do
protects children today
and prevents abuse tomorrow

What we do

Everything we do
protects children today
and prevents abuse tomorrow

We’re the UK’s leading children’s charity. For over 100 years, passionate and proactive people like you have helped us protect children and prevent abuse.

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What we do

Child abuse is preventable, not inevitable. That’s why, every day, we work to protect children, prevent abuse and make child abuse a thing of the past. That’s why we’re here. That’s what drives all our work, and that’s why – as long as there’s abuse – we'll fight for every childhood.

From our campaigns to our services, we strive to make a difference in everything we do. We work with schools, provide support and advice for families and deliver therapeutic services. We undertake ground-breaking research, campaign for change, and run two free helplines providing support and advice: Childline (for children and young people) and Helpline (for adults seeking advice).

Between 2016 and 2021, we helped make 6.6 million children safer from abuse - but we won’t stop until we stop child abuse and neglect altogether. That’s why we need more people who share our ambition and values to join us.

“We work together – because we can’t stop child abuse alone. Everyone has a part to play in keeping children safe.”

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Our organisation

We’re dedicated to protecting children today to prevent abuse tomorrow. As the only UK children’s charity with statutory powers, we can take action to safeguard children at risk of abuse.

We employ around 1,700 people across eight directorates and rely on the support of about 7,000 volunteers, all based in offices and hubs across the whole of the UK.

Join us and together, we’ll create a place for positive change.

“Child protection in the UK
needs to be a national priority.”

Sir Peter Wanless, CEO NSPCC


The difference volunteers make

Volunteers are the beating heart of the NSPCC. Without them, we couldn’t help the children and young people who need us.

Volunteers are already a big part of the NSPCC and can bring tremendous benefit to any team within the organisation. That’s why we ensure all of our volunteers have meaningful opportunities and have the opportunity to gain personal fulfilment through giving their time to the NSPCC. You can find out more about their experiences in our volunteer stories.

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Our strategy

Through the collective power of our people, supporters and partners - and our 100 years of experience - we will move closer to achieving our goal of stopping child abuse and neglect. Everyone has a part to play in keeping children safe, and that’s where our volunteers make a huge difference. By building a bigger team, we can give more children the safety and support they need. Find out more about our strategy.

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