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 childhood.  We help children rebuild their lives, and we find ways to prevent abuse from ruining any more.  So when a child needs a helping hand, we will be there.  When parents are finding it tough, we’ll help.  When laws need to change, or governments need to do more, we won’t give up until things improve.  Abuse changes childhood.  But so can we.

If you’re worried about a child, you can talk to an NSPCC counsellor for free, 24 hours a day. Call 0808 800 5000.