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National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

The leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. We help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact our professional counsellors 24/7 for help, advice and support Tel: 0808 800 5000.

Other services awailable include:

  • Training and consultancy
  • Research & resources
  • Information Service

Who to contact

0808 800 5000 - Help line NSPCC for adults worried about a child 24/7
0800 1111 - Childline for under 18's 24/7

Where to go

The NSPCC, Weston House
Curtain Road

Time / Date Details

When is it on
24 hr, 7 days a week - Help Line available
Time of day

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.