Project will help East Lancashire children to keep safe

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YOUNGSTERS in East Lancashire will be visited by ChildLine volunteers who will talk to them about abuse and how to stay safe as part of an ambitious national programme.

Using assemblies and workshops, the new service is designed to encourage children to recognise situations where they may need help and to tell them ways of accessing support.

Delivered by volunteers, the ChildLine Schools Service programme will enable them to understand how to keep themselves safe and where to get help if they need it.

The sessions are sensitively tailored to ensure topics are suitable for nine to 11-year-olds.

Across Lancashire the service needs to recruit 80 volunteers to reach the 568 schools and over 101,962 children in three years.

Andrew Hutchinson, a Lancashire ChildLine Schools Service volunteer, said: “Many abused children do not understand that what is happening to them is abuse.

“The assemblies and workshops empowers the children. It gives them a voice.”

The NSPCC will launch a national appeal to raise money for this ground- breaking service early next year.

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7:02pm Thu 22 Nov 12

BuckoTheMoose says...

Here's an idea:
"Parents will help East Lancashire children stay safe".

This is just another exercise in scaring children and making them afraid of adults. Contrary to what the media would have us beleive, there is not a pedo on every street corner.

Might have known the NSPCC would be behind it. What a self serving charity, creating a problem to bring in the funds.
Here's an idea: "Parents will help East Lancashire children stay safe". This is just another exercise in scaring children and making them afraid of adults. Contrary to what the media would have us beleive, there is not a pedo on every street corner. Might have known the NSPCC would be behind it. What a self serving charity, creating a problem to bring in the funds. BuckoTheMoose
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8:26am Fri 23 Nov 12

Fire Fly says...

BuckoTheMoose wrote:
Here's an idea:
"Parents will help East Lancashire children stay safe".

This is just another exercise in scaring children and making them afraid of adults. Contrary to what the media would have us beleive, there is not a pedo on every street corner.

Might have known the NSPCC would be behind it. What a self serving charity, creating a problem to bring in the funds.
I totally disagree with everything you've said.

You're completely missing the point if this.. highlighting sexual abuse isn't the only aspect of this. Abuse can be physical and emotional too. The children this is being aimed at are too young to understand what abuse is & as its probably going on in the home....they don't realise how wrong it is, because lets face it, we all love our Mum & Dad unconditionally at that age & hey, they wouldn't intentionally hurt us...would they??

An initiative like this could stop some children suffering abuse (in whatever form it takes) for years on end & totally ruining their lives. The NSPCC isn't the one scaring these children, it's their abusers.
[quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: Here's an idea: "Parents will help East Lancashire children stay safe". This is just another exercise in scaring children and making them afraid of adults. Contrary to what the media would have us beleive, there is not a pedo on every street corner. Might have known the NSPCC would be behind it. What a self serving charity, creating a problem to bring in the funds.[/p][/quote]I totally disagree with everything you've said. You're completely missing the point if this.. highlighting sexual abuse isn't the only aspect of this. Abuse can be physical and emotional too. The children this is being aimed at are too young to understand what abuse is & as its probably going on in the home....they don't realise how wrong it is, because lets face it, we all love our Mum & Dad unconditionally at that age & hey, they wouldn't intentionally hurt us...would they?? An initiative like this could stop some children suffering abuse (in whatever form it takes) for years on end & totally ruining their lives. The NSPCC isn't the one scaring these children, it's their abusers. Fire Fly
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