Ann Coffey

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Bringing the Childline Schools Service into Parliamen

Everyone has heard of Childline, the free and confidential 24-hour helpline for children who are desperate and have no one to turn to.  But how many of us realise that the NSPCC Childline Schools Service now works with primary schools across the country, working with dedicated volunteers to help young children to recognise abuse and seek help where they need it.

Last week I helped to bring the Childline Schools Service into Parliament, so MPs could get a better understanding of how it works with a class of children aged 10 and 11.  This was the first time I had seen the Schools Service in action, and I was deeply impressed by the skilled way in which the Childline volunteers get across complex messages in a way that makes it easy for children to understand in a way that is appropriate to their age.

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