Charity donors urged to back child protection schemes

Charitable donors looking to help tackle child abuse have been urged to support eight projects by donations advisers New Philanthropy Capital.

In a report last week the company, which advises funders on how their money can have most impact, said the chosen schemes covered the whole spectrum of tackling child abuse, including prevention, protection, listening to children, research, treatment for offenders and support for survivors.

It recommended investment in Barnardo’s work helping sexually exploited young people, the Children’s Rights Alliance for England, the NSPCC’s Childline and its there4me online advice service, and the Survivors Trust.

It also backed the Wave Trust, an international charity dedicated to identifying best practice in tackling the root causes of abuse, the Dundee-based Eighteen and Under, which is designed to help children protect themselves, and the Lucy Faithfull Foundation’s Stop it Now programme.

The report said work in tackling child abuse received £500m in annual donations from the public, compared to £1bn on cancer, and said government-funded services catered for no more than two-thirds of abused children each year.

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