20 June 2013
Worried about a child?
Where to turn to when you're worried about a child
You'd be surprised how often we hear it, people worry so much about getting it wrong, or about causing offence or being identified as a troublemaker. They forget that the most important thing they can think about is the child.
NSPCC Helpline, a free service provided by the NSPCC to help adults speak out if they are ever worried about a child's safety or wellbeing.
If you're ever worried about a child, you should get in touch with the NSPCC Helpline, freephone 0808 800 5000, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. That's what we're here for and we are asking everyone to save the number to their mobile phone, so that they have it if they ever need it.
NSPCC Helpline fact file
- You can contact the NSPCC Helpline free and anonymously on 0808 800 5000 or Email: email@example.com.
- In 2008/09 the Helpline counselled 29,346 callers with worries about a child's safety or wellbeing.
- The NSPCC Helpline is an important source of information for local children's services teams. They estimate that one in three serious referrals they make to local authorities are about children they didn't already know about.
- The NSPCC Helpline provides a service for everyone, no matter their background or ability. Some Advisors on the Helpline speak multiple languages, while other speak Welsh. Deaf and hard of hearing can Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or use the British Sign Video service on 020 8463 1148.