Every day Childline and the NSPCC Helpline answer hundreds of calls from children, young people, parents, professionals and families. We offer help and support and we give children and young people a voice when no-one else is listening.
Our helplines also give us a unique insight into the things that are concerning children and young people and how these issues affect them.
The insights briefing series uses data from Childline counselling sessions and NSPCC Helpline contacts to highlight the key issues in child protection and the impact these have on children and families.
We share what parents, carers, children and young people have told our helplines about experiencing domestic abuse in the form of coercive and controlling behaviours.
This briefing focuses on children's experiences of pornography and content promoting or glorifying eating disorders, self-harm and suicide.
In 2020/21, contacts to the NSPCC Helpline from parents and carers concerned about children and young people experiencing domestic abuse increased by a third on the previous year. This briefing looks at the impact on children's safety, behaviour and mental health.
Children and young people have been hugely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. These briefings take a closer look at the impact on children and young people of COVID-19 and:
Find out more about the calls and contacts received by our helpline services.
Childline is the UK’s free, 24-hour service for children and young people. Run by the NSPCC, Childline gives children and young people up to the age of 19 confidential support with whatever is worrying them.
The NSPCC Library and Information Service helps professionals access the latest child protection research, policy and practice resources and can answers your safeguarding questions and enquiries.