Celebrities urge the South West to play in support of the NSPCC's Childhood Day

Dame Esther Rantzen, Founder of the NSPCC run service Childline, TV presenting duo Ant & Dec and TV presenter Emma Willis are calling on the UK to play today in support of the NSPCC’s Childhood Day.

Thousands of children and adults have already signed up to play and raise money for the leading children’s charity, with communities from all corners of the UK and Channel Islands...

More protection for Plymouth children, Plymouth Safeguarding Children Partnership, NSPCC

More protection for Plymouth children as Plymouth Safeguarding Children Partnership joins forces with the NSPCC

Delivery drivers, community volunteers and those working in trades are just some of the professionals the Plymouth Safeguarding Children Partnership is asking to undertake free online training to help spot child abuse and neglect in the city.

Joining forces with the NSPCC they aim to provide workers with knowledge on how to potentially spot signs of child abuse, through the charity’s...


Referrals from NSPCC helpline about child abuse double in the South West - sparking Christmas warning

Concerns about child abuse have soared since national lockdown measures were first introduced, the NSPCC has found – with the average monthly number of referrals from the charity’s helpline on the issue increasing by over 100% in the South West.

The NSPCC has analysed its data from April to November and has found that the level of concern about emotional abuse, neglect, and physical...

Police forces in the South West record a 45% rise in online child sex crimes

Police forces in the South West logged 487 online child sex offences during 2019/20, a 45% rise from the previous year’s figure of 334.*

Data obtained by the NSPCC reveals 10,391 crimes were recorded by all 46 forces across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands for 2019/20 – this is the first time the figure has passed the 10,000 mark.

Nationally, the...

Determination to tackle child sexual abuse in Plymouth fuels NSPCC workers' month-long fundraiser

Children's charity colleagues in Plymouth have walked more than 2,000 kilometres as part of a lengthy challenge to help fund their work in the city keeping children safe from harm.

Inspired by the NSPCC's Run30 fundraising challenge, which encourages people to run, walk or jog 30k in 30 days, the team embarked on an epic fundraiser of their own.

The co-workers have surpassed...

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Child sex offences jump almost 40% over five years in the South West as NSPCC calls for urgent action to tackle crisis of abuse

UK Police recorded more than 200 child sex offences, on average, every day last year, new figures from the NSPCC reveal.

Out of the 73,518 recorded offences including rape, online grooming and sexual assault against children in the UK in 2019/20, police in the South West region registered 5,310 offences – up 38% in the five years since 2014/15.

Where gender and age were...

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Lottery grant to help prevent child sexual abuse in Plymouth

The NSPCC’s crucial prevention work in the city tackling child sexual abuse is set to benefit from a grant of almost £400,000.

The children’s charity’s Together for Childhood programme has been awarded £389,284 from the National Lottery Community Fund, providing three years of funding to support with its community activity.

The partnership programme is being piloted in...

NSPCC in Plymouth receives funding boost to help protect children from harm

The NSPCC in Plymouth has received a £25,000 donation from retail chain The Range to help the charity still be here for the children, young people and families its workers support.

The service centre in Cattedown has long provided therapeutic support for children who have been sexually abused, and workers have continued to provide support virtually to these young people throughout...

NSPCC colleagues take on mammoth month-long walk to help fund work in the city protecting children from sexual abuse

Co-workers at the NSPCC in Plymouth are embarking on a huge fundraising challenge this month to help secure funds for their service centre and its work preventing child sexual abuse across the city.

The team will be walking, jogging and running almost 2,000 kilometers between them to cover the distance it would take them to visit their sister sites across the UK, including Glasgow....

Plymouth teenager honoured with Diana Award for helping to protect city’s children

A Plymouth teenager has been honoured with a Diana Award for her contribution to the city’s Together for Childhood programme, which aims to prevent child sexual abuse.

Tegan Tunnicliffe, 18, has been commended for her ongoing work helping to protect children and young people from harm at a virtual ‘red carpet’ event this afternoon, the first in the ceremony’s history.