Kylie Minogue has joined with NSPCC and ChildLine in support of a new campaign to raise funds for abused children, The Childs Voice Appeal.
The services received 2.3 million calls in the last year from more than half a million kids needing help.
Many reported calling several times just to get through to a counselor.
The appeal aims to fund up to 15 extra call centres next year, and boost volunteers by about 600 to help get to every call first time.
&8216Finding the courage to tell someone about being abused is one of the most difficult decisions a child will ever have to make. Sadly their cries for help are not always heard because ChildLine is unable to speak to every child who rings the 0800 1111 number,&8217 Kylie Minogue said about the NSPCC ChildLine Childs Voice Appeal.