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.
14th December 2017
Ann Coffey has called for a star rated league table to show how safe dating and social media websites are to use and how many complaints they receive.
She said this was urgently needed as the number of people being deceived online has soared.
Ms Coffey is campaigning for a new law to make it illegal to create a false identity online and pretend to be someone else to form a romantic relationship – known as ‘catfishing’.