Keeping children in Northern Ireland safe from abuse
Abuse ruins childhood, but it can be prevented. That’s why we’re here. That’s what
drives all our work, and that’s why – as long as there’s abuse –we will fight for every
A child contacts Childline every 25 seconds. Some of them are going through the toughest
times of their lives. They face issues such as mental/emotional health, family relationships
“So it’s vital that they have somewhere to turn. By calling 0800 11 11 and visiting
www.childline.org.uk Childline is there for them 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”
NSPCC Schools Service – Speak Out. Stay Safe.
In the average primary school class, at least two children have suffered abuse or
neglect. We aim to visit every primary school in the UK every three years. Last year our
volunteers and staff delivered Speak Out. Stay Safe in 356 primary schools and spoke to
67,129 children in Northern Ireland about their right to be happy and safe. We want a
whole generation of children to know what abuse is, that it’s never a child’s fault and
who to turn to if they ever need to talk.
A telephone and online service for adults who are concerned about the welfare of a child or young person.
The NSPCC helpline is the only service of its kind in the country; the one place adults can turn
to if they’re worried a child is at risk of abuse. Depending on the seriousness of the concerns
raised, we may even refer these calls on to other agencies like the police. Around 40% of
children the Helpline refers on are aged five or younger – many of whom can’t speak out for
themselves. So by providing help and support to thousands of parents, professionals and families, our Helpline makes children safer.
We want everyone to be able to do something if a child is in danger, so our Helpline is and
always will be free to call. At NSPCC NI, 90% of our income is raised by the generosity of
the public and our amazing corporate partners, we couldn’t do the work we do without you!