Why give in your Will?
Even a small percentage of what’s left after you‘ve taken care of your friends and family could help us protect children for years to come.
We work directly with children and families to support them with our services, operate helplines to report abuse and provide advice, campaign for children’s rights, and carry out ground-breaking research and education schemes around the UK.
We’ve helped made 6.6 million children safer in the last 5 years. We can’t predict the future but with a gift in your Will you can help us continue to be here for children whenever they need us.
On average, a child calls Childline for help every 25 seconds
Colin Butler remembers the moment Childline became part of his life. In the summer of 1986 he saw a newspaper ad for volunteers to support children with a new phone service. Children have needed Childline every day for over 35 years, and Colin has been volunteering with us from day one.
“There were places a child could go to report abuse then, including the police. But it takes a brave child to walk into a police station. Childline was designed with the child in mind.”
Children and young people can contact Childline about anything that worries them. At first, most calls were about sexual and physical abuse. Today more children call about their mental health – anything from anxiety to self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
“Counselling sessions about suicide are more than double what they were in 2010. And whilst we always try to keep calls confidential, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve called the emergency services about a suicide attempt.”1
After 35 years with Childline, Colin has seen first-hand what gifts in Wills can mean for children. Life-changing services like Childline need your support. Become a NSPCC guardian by giving in your Will so we can be there for children today and tomorrow.
"I chose to leave a gift to Childline in my Will because protecting children is a cause I feel passionately about. Having supported Childline for 20 years, and in the hope of being able to make more contributions in my lifetime, it seems fitting to continue doing so after I am gone."
Leave a safe future for a child, and join supporters like Claire
It’s simple to leave a charity gift in your Will, and free using one of our free Will Writing services. Get our free Will writing guide for step by step instructions to follow.
Your charity gift will go towards:
We’re here to support families when they need help. We worked directly with almost 4,700 children and families last year. Our research and services can help prevent abuse before it starts.
Anyone can call our NSPCC helpline for help and advice, or to report abuse to the police or social services. We answered almost 85,000 contacts last year from people concerned about a child.
Childline gives children a voice – and is always here to listen when they need help. We also advise the government and campaign for legal reforms to help keep children safe.
Other ways to support us
Volunteer with us
Give with your celebration
Donate in memory
In 2020/21 there were 24,200 contacts to Childline about suicidal thoughts and feelings.
In 2009/10 there were 5,930 contacts to Childline about suicidal thoughts and feelings.