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Transcript of NSPCC
child is worth fighting for.
How the NSPCC help
There are so many ways in which the NSPCC help families with problems. They help with mental illness, protecting babies, deaf and disabled children, sexual abuse, caring dads and parenting issues.
Childline are a big part of the NSPCC and helping children. Children or parents can call Childline for free. People are there to help 24/7 and children can get in contacts with a phone or online.
Neglect is the ongoing failure to meet a child's basic needs. A child may be left hungry or dirty, without adequate clothing, shelter or medical care.Neglect is dangerous and can cause serious, long-term damage - even death.
Physical abuse is deliberately hurting a child causing injuries such as bruises, broken bones, burns or cuts.It isn’t accidental - children who are physically abused suffer violence such as being hit, kicked, poisoned, burned, slapped or having objects thrown at them.
Emotional abuse is the ongoing emotional maltreatment or emotional neglect of a child, Emotional abuse can involve deliberately trying to scare or humiliate a child or isolating or ignoring them.
Neglect is the most common reason for taking child protection action, Over 21,300 children were identified as needing protection from neglect last year
13,880 children and young people contacted ChildLine about physical abuse last year, 1 in 14 children have been physically abused.
Emotional abuse is the 2nd most common reason for children needing protection from abuse, 13% of contacts to the NSPCC’s helpline last year were concerns about emotional abuse
During the 18th century there was only a law to protect animals against cruelty, but there was no law to protect children. In 1884 Rev Benjamin Waugh set up the NSPCC. He helped persuade the Government to pass Childrens Charter. In 1889, a law to protect children. This meant that the police could arrest anyone found treating a child badly. It was the first of many laws passed to protect children.