The NSPCC's vision is to end cruelty to children in the UK. They campaign to change the law, provide ChildLine and the NSPCC helpline service, offer advice for adults, and much more.
The NSPCC is inspired by a belief that they can make a difference for all children. That's why they aim to end cruelty to children in the UK. Even if it takes many generations to realise it, they achieve much more for children by having this inspirational vision.
The way the NSPCC work
The NSPCC needs to deliver the biggest impact it can, but their limited resources are only a fraction of the government and voluntary sector's budget for children.
So all of their services, advice, support, campaigning and education activities are driven by these four principles:
- focus on areas in which they can make the biggest difference
- prioritise the children who are most at risk
- learn what works best for them
- create leverage for change
The NSPCC's local services will concentrate on seven important issues and groups of children most at risk:
- those who experience neglect
- physical abuse in high-risk families (those families with violent adults, alcohol and drug abuse and mental health issues)
- those who experience sexual abuse
- children under the age of one
- disabled children
- children from certain black and minority ethnic (BME) communities
- looked after children.
Putting it into practice
When they have an idea to reduce harm to children, they will test it. They'll measure it to ensure it works. If it does, they'll do everything they can to make sure that these new ideas and services are taken up to help other children.
To help end cruelty to children in the UK they:
- create and deliver the services that are most effective at protecting children
- provide advice and support for adults and professionals worried about a child
- work with organisations to ensure they effectively protect children – and challenge those who do not
- campaign for changes to legislation, policy and practice in order to keep children safe