In the year since the country’s first lockdown, we have all faced challenges none of us could have predicted or imagined.

As we watched coronavirus change the world, and we sent our staff to work from home in March, we knew children and young people across the south west would need our support more than ever before.

During the pandemic, children and young people have spent much more time at home and behind closed doors, meaning that some have been at greater risk of abuse and neglect in the region.

Our staff and volunteers have shown incredible dedication and adaptability throughout lockdown to ensure the NSPCC would be here for children when they need us most.

Although restrictions are now starting to relax, the coronavirus is still here and could be with us for a long time but we’re still here too.

Visit to find out more, or if you have a concern about a child can contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000, or email


NSPCC Regional Head of Service in the South West