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History Of ChildlineHistory 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.

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Live Help

We always keep calls confidential, but if we are very worried about your safety or the safety of others, we will talk to you about whether other people need to know.

We will only take action if we feel it is an emergency and we will always talk to you about it first.

Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse

Childline Gibraltar believes that any form of abuse to children whether physical, sexual, emotional or neglect continues to haunt and harm victims in adulthood and every person has the right to overcome the impact of childhood abuse and enjoy a happy and fulfilled life.

The main aim of our new service is to enable and empower adult victims of childhood abuse to access the support they need, in order to make their own personal journey of recovery and heal their emotional wounds.

If you have suffered abuse as a child, you can contact Childline for confidential assistance on our Freephone Helpline 8008 between 5 pm – 9pm or via our website www.childline.gi/need-help or by email on help@childline.gi.


Mission Statement

Childline Gibraltar Mission Statement

"To end Cruelty to children in Gibraltar"


Our Vision

..A society in which all children are loved, valued and able to fulfill their potential. In other words, a society that will not tolerate child abuse - whether sexual, physical, emotional or neglect.

Online Service

Get in touch online

Childline Gibraltar Online ServiceYou can now contact Childline through our new Online Service, which includes a form for Children and a form for concerned adults. Please note that emails are replied to within 48 hours of receipt.

You can contact Childline online by simply clicking here. 

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We rely on the support of the public for our funding. Apart from our own fundraising campaigns we are grateful for the regular gifts and one-off donations we receive.
You can now donate online - by simply clicking on this link - Donate Now Online

To make a donation yourself, you can send your cheque made payable to:

Childline Gibraltar

and send to

Suite 522, Icom House
P.O. Box 561
1/5 Irish Town,
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