Preventing abuse

Our work increasingly focuses on preventing abuse.  So that means we have to do everything we can to understand it and find the best ways to
keep children safe.

Helping you keep children safe

 

Whether you're a parent, worried about a child you know or work with children as part of your job, we all have a part to play in keeping them safe. Find out more about the types of child abuse, how to look out for a child's safety, the child protection system and the latest research and resources in child protection.

Types of abuse

We've got information and advice on different types of abuse, how to spot the signs and what you can do to help keep children safe.
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Work or volunteer with children and families?

Visit NSPCC Learning for information, resources and training to help you safeguard and protect children and young people across the UK.

Go to NSPCC Learning

Our helpline is here 24/7. So if you’re worried about a child, you can always talk to us.

Report abuse

Keeping children safe

Look, Say, Sing, Play

Right from birth, every time you talk, sing or play with your baby, you're not just bonding, you're building their brain.

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Share Aware

Just like in real life, kids need your help to stay safe online. Our advice will help you keep your child safe on social networks, apps and games.
Be Share Aware

Teach your child the Underwear Rule

A simple way that parents can help keep children safe from sexual abuse – without using scary words or even mentioning sex.

Find out how to talk PANTS

Campaign with us

Give a voice to children when no one is listening. Become a campaigner and help us demand that all children are worth fighting for.
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What to do if you suspect abuse

These are the steps you can take to help keep a child safe from abuse and to protect a child if you suspect they've been abused.
Suspect abuse? Find out what to do

Donate now

On average, a child contacts Childline every 25 seconds. Donate now and help protect children today and prevent abuse from happening tomorrow.

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