UK Charities Quiz - NSPCC 01 (Questions)

The NSPCC's vision is to end cruelty to children in the UK. They campaign to change the law, provide ChildLine and the NSPCC Helpline, and offer advice for adults. The charity motto is “Cruelty to children must. FULL STOP” Learn more with this quiz.

1. In what year was the NSPCC founded?
[ ] 1848
[ ] 1884
[ ] 1917
[ ] 1968
2. Who was the NSPCC’s founder?
[ ] Ambrose Silk
[ ] Benjamin Waugh
[ ] Paul Pennyfeather
[ ] William Boot
3. The NSPCC’s ChildLine service gives children who need to talk someone they can turn to. From April 2009 to March 2010, what were the most common things children wanted to talk about?
[ ] Bullying and family relationships issues
[ ] Poverty and neglect
[ ] Pressures of schoolwork
[ ] Sexual and physical abuse
4. The NSPCC Child Protection Helpline is open 24 hours a day for adults who have concerns about the safety of a child. In 2009-2010 how many people got in touch?
[ ] 18,643
[ ] 26,930
[ ] 30,420
[ ] 45,310
5. Who was declared the first official hero of the NSPCC’s Child’s Voice appeal?
[ ] Kenneth Williams
[ ] Michael Sheen
[ ] Sir David Frost
[ ] Tony Blair
6. The NSPCC’s I Stand for Children campaign called for protecting children to be at the top of the political agenda. In the 2010 general election, approximately how many candidates signed up to this campaign?
[ ] 200
[ ] 500
[ ] 900
[ ] 1200
7. The NSPCC is the only charity that has statutory powers to intervene to help children in the same way as the police or local authorities. What is this known as?
[ ] Authorised status
[ ] Legitimate status
[ ] Official status
[ ] Significant status
8. In 2009-10 the NSPCC spent how much of every pound donated on activities to end cruelty to children?
[ ] 35.7%
[ ] 53.7%
[ ] 57.3%
[ ] 75.3%
9. ChildLine was founded by which television presenter?
[ ] Anthea Turner
[ ] Esther Rantzen
[ ] Fearne Cotton
[ ] Gloria Hunniford
10. How many volunteers do the NSPCC have?
[ ] 15,000
[ ] 20,000
[ ] 25,000
[ ] 30,000

You can find more information at the NSPCC website. Many thanks to the Enquiries Officers at NSPCC.

UK Charities Quiz - NSPCC 01 (Answers)
1. In what year was the NSPCC founded?
[ ] 1848
[x] 1884
[ ] 1917
[ ] 1968
2. Who was the NSPCC’s founder?
[ ] Ambrose Silk
[x] Benjamin Waugh
[ ] Paul Pennyfeather
[ ] William Boot
The Reverend Benjamin Waugh (20 February 1839 – 11 March 1908) was a Victorian social reformer
3. The NSPCC’s ChildLine service gives children who need to talk someone they can turn to. From April 2009 to March 2010, what were the most common things children wanted to talk about?
[x] Bullying and family relationships issues
[ ] Poverty and neglect
[ ] Pressures of schoolwork
[ ] Sexual and physical abuse
4. The NSPCC Child Protection Helpline is open 24 hours a day for adults who have concerns about the safety of a child. In 2009-2010 how many people got in touch?
[ ] 18,643
[ ] 26,930
[x] 30,420
[ ] 45,310
5. Who was declared the first official hero of the NSPCC’s Child’s Voice appeal?
[ ] Kenneth Williams
[x] Michael Sheen
[ ] Sir David Frost
[ ] Tony Blair
Michael has portrayed Tony Blair in The Queen, David Frost in Frost/Nixon and Brian Clough in The Damned United
6. The NSPCC’s I Stand for Children campaign called for protecting children to be at the top of the political agenda. In the 2010 general election, approximately how many candidates signed up to this campaign?
[ ] 200
[ ] 500
[x] 900
[ ] 1200
7. The NSPCC is the only charity that has statutory powers to intervene to help children in the same way as the police or local authorities. What is this known as?
[x] Authorised status
[ ] Legitimate status
[ ] Official status
[ ] Significant status
The powers, under the Children Act 1989, allow it to apply for care and supervision orders for children at risk
8. In 2009-10 the NSPCC spent how much of every pound donated on activities to end cruelty to children?
[ ] 35.7%
[ ] 53.7%
[ ] 57.3%
[x] 75.3%
9. ChildLine was founded by which television presenter?
[ ] Anthea Turner
[x] Esther Rantzen
[ ] Fearne Cotton
[ ] Gloria Hunniford
She is also known for presenting the BBC television series That's Life! which ran for 21 years
10. How many volunteers do the NSPCC have?
[ ] 15,000
[ ] 20,000
[x] 25,000
[ ] 30,000