History Of Childline/NSPCC in the UK
1884 - 1914
Early days of child protection. The London Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children was established on 8 July 1884, following the guidance from Thomas Agnew. Lord Shaftesbury was appointed as president and Reverend Benjamin Waughand and Reverend Edward Rudolf as joint secretaries.
1914 - 1944 (The War Years)
Following the 1916 War Charities Act, the NSPCC began using street collectors to raise money. Branches held annual NSPCC Flag Days, which quickly became highly effective means of raising revenue.
1945 Onwards ( The State of British Welfare)
Immediately after the war, rates of divorce, separation and child neglect increased and by 1947 a national committee had been set up to look into the problems affecting British family life. The 1960's was a decade of change for the charity.
History of Childline in Gibraltar
- UK - Following the massive changes in the 1960's, the NSPCC developed its child protection research and consultation service, which later became a leading authority on child protection. A network of playgroups for children between the ages of two-and-a-half and five thought to be at risk, or from deprived communities, were set up and it further modernised its structure.
- GIB - Childline Gibraltar started in 2006, building on the principles and experiences gained by the NSPCC and Childline in the UK. Childline Gibraltar continues to develop and expand their services throughout schools and the community.