20 Feb 2013
Hugh backs schools project to protect kids from abuse
“I would hope that as always, the project gets a good response from Renfrewshire and we can all work together to make sure that every child has someone they can talk to without fear of retribution.”
Parliamentarians, Scottish Government officials and local authority partners joined primary seven pupils for the Schools Service assembly which was delivered by volunteers, who introduced pupils to the ChildLine Schools Service mascot Buddy and told them that, if they have any worries, there is always someone they can turn to.
The new ChildLine service aims to give children the knowledge they need in clear, reassuring and age-appropriate language, using assemblies and workshops.
Sessions are sensitively tailored to ensure topics are covered in a way that children can understand and have been approved as suitable for nine to 11-year-olds by child protection specialists.
The ChildLine Schools Service has already visited 370 schools and spoken to 19,000 children across Scotland letting them know about different forms of abuse and how to get help and support if they need it. They are also told about ChildLine and how to contact the helpline if they should ever need to.
To apply online for a volunteer position with the ChildLine Schools Service, visit www.nspcc.org.uk/schoolsservice
For more information, call Richard on 0777 358 2397 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org