Fighting for childhood in Northern Ireland How we're standing up for children

Illustration of a map of Northern IrelandWe're making life better for children in Northern Ireland by influencing public policy, legislation and practice through our local evidence-based research and services.

We have well-established relationships working with the NI Assembly, government departments and colleagues in statutory and voluntary agencies to ensure that children can be protected and abuse prevented.

Our 3 service centres offer a range of services for children and families and we're leading the way with our Young Witness Service and our innovative Keeping Safe pilot. Through evaluating our services and conducting research we're committed to finding out what's working and – more importantly – what isn't, and what we can do about it.

Northern Ireland consultation responses

Our policy team in Northern Ireland respond to government consultations and write briefings to influence the development of policies and laws that affect children and young people. Below are the most recent government consultations we've responded to.

More consultation responses

Find older Northern Ireland consultation responses.

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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.

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Our research and resources

Children’s charter Northern Ireland: supporting and protecting children and young people

A snapshot of key issues relating to children in Northern Ireland.

Read the charter (PDF)

Information for child protection professionals in Northern Ireland

Read our guide about the NSPCC’s helpline and Childline services and how we can work with you to protect children and prevent abuse and neglect.

Read our guide

Looking after infant mental health: our case for change

Our cases for change emphasising the importance of looking after infant mental health.

Find out more

More research from Northern Ireland

Find more research and resources from Northern Ireland in our library catalogue.

View research reports

Services for children and families in Northern Ireland

Boy leaning on a climbing frameWe have service centres across the United Kingdom which offer a combination of services to children, families and professionals. We support parents and families in caring for their children and provide therapeutic assistance to help children move on from abuse.

We also provide help and support through the NSPCC helpline, Childline and our work with schools.

What you can do in Northern Ireland

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From marathon to skydives, bake sales to gala dinners, we've got an event for you in Northern Ireland.

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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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