Rise in Number of Disabled Children Contacting Childline

NSPCC figures show that 8,253 children who called Childline identified themselves or were identified by counsellors as having a disability, special educational needs or a health condition. This is an increase of 13% on the previous year. The issues these children contacted the helpline for support with included:

  • abuse or neglect
  • emotional or mental health
  • issues related to their disability
  • bullying and cyberbullying