NSPCC Head Office Contact Number

Other Useful NSPCC Connection Numbers:

Department Number
Head Office 0843 208 1741
Customer Services 0843 596 3307
Donations 0843 596 3308
Volunteering 0843 596 3309
Jobs 0843 596 3310
Fundraising 0843 596 3312

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NSPCC Head Office Address:

Department Address
Head Office The NSPCC
Weston House
42 Curtain Road

NSPCC Head Office Contact Line Opening Hours:

Day Time
Mon- Fri 8am – 9pm
Saturday -Sunday 8am – 8pm

NSPCC FAQ Shortcuts

Where do the NSPCC operate?
When was the NSPCC founded?
How do I donate to the NSPCC?
When should you call the NSPCC?

About NSPCC – 0843 208 1741

In 1881, a successful businessman from Liverpool called Thomas Agnew visited the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. During his visit, the charity made such an impact on him that he resolved to replicate it and its good works in his native country as soon as he could. Upon finally landing back in Britain, he set to work preparing to set up a charity that could provide the same level of care for vulnerable children and prevent any cruelty against them, eventually setting up the Liverpool Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, or LSPCC.

The work done by the charity in Liverpool quickly became famous across the entire UK, and the innovative charity gained many admirers and benefactors, including the landed peer, Lord Shaftesbury, who founded the London Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, or London SPCC, in 1884. Joining Lord Shaftesbury in this venture were Reverend Edward Rudolph and Reverend Benjamin Waugh. Together, these representatives from Lordship and the Clergy worked to empower their charity and create the change they wished to see, and for the next five years, they campaigned tirelessly alongside the London SPCC to influence Parliament. Eventually, the work paid off, and Parliament passed the first ever UK law designed to protect children from abuse or neglect. After this event, the London SPCC was renamed as the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and its reach extended across the UK and into Ireland.

The modern NSPCC has core values which are based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child – insisting that:

  • Children must be shielded from all forms of violence or exploitation
  • Everyone has a duty to protect and care for children
  • Children and young people are to be listened to and communicated with directly
  • Inequality towards children and young people must be challenged wherever it occurs
  • Children should be helped to achieve their potential
  • Every child must have a source of support

These core values insist that children are treated with dignity and provided with the care and support needed for healthy development. No child should bear violence or exploitation, and no child should be left alone to fend for themselves.

Where do the NSPCC operate? – 0843 596 3307

The NSPCC operate all across England, Scotland and Wales, from the furthest point of Land’s End to St. John O’ Groats. The Society also extends into Northern Ireland in another form, under the name of the Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, or USPCC. As it provides universal coverage throughout Britain, the NSPCC is able to work across borders and integrate its jurisdictions, protecting vulnerable children wherever they are, and, perhaps more importantly, wherever they are moved to.

The NSPCC also works with local authorities abroad to ensure the protection of British children wherever they may be in the world, and prevent those who carry out cruelty against children from escaping justice.

When was the NSPCC founded? – 0843 208 1741

The first instance of an agency that would later be incorporated into the NSPCC as we know it today occurred in 1884, when Liverpool businessman Thomas Agnew founded the Liverpool Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Inspired by a similar charity which he worked with in New York, he founded the society to protect vulnerable children and young people in his home city, and, as a result of his inspiring work, was credited as driving Lord Shaftesbury and Reverends Edward Rudolph and Benjamin Waugh to set up a similar charity in London, the London SPCC, in 1884.

After five years of work, their campaigning efforts paid off, and Parliament passed the very first British law protecting children from cruelty and neglect, and the London SPCC was renamed as the NSPCC, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

How do I donate to the NSPCC? – 0843 596 3308

You can donate to the NSPCC at any time by visiting their website and following the instructions there to make a one-off donation, which can be whatever size you want. However, regular donations are much more prized, as they allow the charity to work reliably with projected figures for their income in the future, and are a much more sustainable source of revenue for their vital work.

To set up a repeat donation, call the NSPCC contact line on 0843 208 1741 and ask to register as a repeat donor. You’ll be sent a pack which contains everything you need to set up your subscription, and information on the charity and their work. From there, you can simply fill in the details and send the forms off, and you’ll be registered to donate regularly, usually at a rate of £2 per month, but you can change this to a figure which better suits you at any time. You can also stop the donations for any reason at any time, without needing to provide any explanation.

If you’re having trouble setting up your donations, you can call the NSPCC contact line at any time on 0843 208 1741 for more information.

When should you call the NSPCC? – 0843 208 1741

If you suspect that a child is the victim of abuse, exploitation or neglect, you should call the NSPCC. This abuse, exploitation or neglect could be physical, but it could also be psychological, emotional, or financial. For more information on the warning signs of abuse, you can visit the NSPCC website (this is not it) or call their contact phone line on 0843 208 1741. The experts on the other end of the phone line will be able to help you identify the different signs of particular types of abuse or neglect, and may provide the information you need to make the call that could protect a child from real cruelty.

If you are suspicious or you fear for a child’s wellbeing or safety, call the NSPCC.