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Childline is an youth counseling service founded by Esther Rantzen.

Discover all about the work we do to prevent abuse, help rebuild children's lives and support families.

Working with schools

Therapeutic services

National helplines

Groundbreaking research

Support and advice for families

Campaigning for change

Between 2016 and 2021, we helped to make over 6.6 million children safer from abuse.

But we can't do it alone - we need your help

Child abuse and neglect happens every day, in every walk of life, all around the UK. At least two children in the average primary school classroom have experienced abuse or neglect. By the time they turn 18, that number rises to at least 4

We’ve been protecting children for over 100 years. Over 5 years, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, volunteers and staff, we helped to make more than 6.6 million children safer from abuse. We’ve developed new services to help families, campaigned to change laws, shared information about abuse and how to recognise it, and developed new tools for children, parents and professionals. But we can’t stop there.


February 6, 2022
What we do


Further Resources



Camilla Turner
July 4, 2021
The Telegraph
Children's trauma could stay with them for a lifetime if urgent action is not taken, Peter Wanless tells The Telegraph
By Francesca Gillett
June 22, 2021
BBC News
Children who are worried a nude picture of them has been shared online can flag it to be removed.
Alex Scroxton
June 22, 2021
Report Remove tool is designed to be used by under-18s to report nude images or videos of themselves that have appeared online
Shreya Khaitan | IndiaSpend
June 2, 2021
They need the support of their extended family, say state and NGO welfare workers.
Sam Wollaston
March 16, 2021
the Guardian
As she eases into her 80s, the That's Life! presenter is slowing down - but only slightly. She talks about misbehaving, getting older and her new podcast, That's After Life!


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