2021 News and opinion
Our news stories and opinion pieces from this year.
Online child abuse crimes have surged by three-quarters and more must be done to protect children online
While online abuse crimes have surged by 78% over four years, new Government plans to regulate social media through the Online Safety Bill fall significantly short of tackling this issue.
Schools abuse helpline receives over 650 contacts as pupils urged to get in touch with concerns
Our specialised helpline works directly with the Department of Education to support children and young people who've experienced abuse at school. Whenever the abuse happened – we’re here to help.
Childline delivers more than 5,000 counselling sessions about gender identity and sexuality in a year
We’ve seen a 29% increase in the number of young people speaking about coming out compared with last year. During Pride Month - and all year long - we’re here to provide young people with a source of support.