Stockport MP Ann Coffey visited the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC), whose national support line is based in Stockport.
NAPAC is a national charity which offers support to adults who suffered any type of childhood abuse – physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. NAPAC’s support line is totally confidential and is free from landlines and mobile phones is 0808 801 0331.
During her visit, Ann met some of the busy NAPAC volunteers, who receive extensive training before they take calls. The demand for the survivor support line and e-mail support service has risen substantially over the past three years, with 89,960 call attempts last year.
Stockport Talking Newspaper interview with Ann Coffey
Stockport MP Ann Coffey has recorded an interview for the Stockport Talking Newspaper which is sent weekly to blind or visually impaired people in Stockport.
The Talking Newspaper, a local charity which celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2017, helps keep blind or visually impaired people in touch with local events. Each week, volunteers record one hour of news from the Stockport Express. This is sent out on a memory stick to over 140 “listeners” – all of whom get a free portable memory stick player designed for the visually impaired. There is also a magazine-style recording with talks, music, advice from RNIB and items of general interest.
Issued: 19 October 2017
FIND A WAY OUT – THE MESSAGE TO VICTIMS BEING GROOMED TO COMMIT CRIME
Police, local authorities, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, young people and an MP have launched a campaign to stop criminal gangs from grooming children and vulnerable adults to commit crime.
The campaign, known as ‘Trapped’, aims to raise awareness of criminals who are grooming and exploiting children and young adults to commit crime on their behalf.