This will help us provide our Childline service and support children across the country.
Children’s Day is the charity’s flagship fundraising event, when the public is encouraged to embrace their inner child, celebrating play to put the fun into fundraising.
As part of the June 10 celebration, schools and nurseries are invited to take part in The Big Breaktime – an extra hour of playtime with pupils, staff and parents encouraged to make a small donation to fund vital projects in the NSPCC.
Our Childline advisors know how important these projects are.
Through the NSPCC’s Speak Out Stay Safe program, local elementary school children have the knowledge and confidence to talk to trusted adults or Childline about anything that is on their mind.
We know how important this trust is for primary school children, as more than 5,600 of the 200,000 children who contacted Childline in 2020/21 with concerns about their mental or emotional health were aged 11 or younger.
There’s also still time to participate in Ant and Dec’s Pass the Positivity project ahead of Children’s Day.
Award-winning presenters want children, families and teachers to share messages, poems or artwork that make them feel positive.
The most inspiring submissions will be included in an installation at the launch of their first children’s book, Propa Happy, which also raises funds for the NSPCC.
There is information and resources available at www.nspcc.org.uk on how to get involved by playing, fundraising, donating or volunteering.
On this Children’s Day, I hope you can take a big break and help us help children across the UK.
Everything you do will help us protect children from abuse.
Children like Emma, who was sexually and physically abused by her parents as a child.
She says, “If only someone had picked up the phone and called the NSPCC hotline, I’m sure the abuse wouldn’t have been so bad or lasted so long.