Childline school service

ChildLine School Service has launched in Ceredigion to help primary schools protect future generations.

ChildLine has announced the national roll out of an ambitious new programme to visit every primary school in the UK by 2016, to help younger childrenÕs understanding of abuse and how they can stay safe. Using assemblies and workshops, the new service is designed to encourage children to recognise situations where they may need help and to tell them about 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.

In Mid and West Wales the service now needs to recruit 30 volunteers to reach every primary school in three years, including the 74 schools and over 6,301 children in Ceredigion.

Director of ChildLine, Peter Liver said: "This is a real opportunity to change the face of child protection in the UK. The ChildLine Schools Service is fundamentally focused on safeguarding young people and we believe it will make a significant contribution to preventing child abuse."

For further information about volunteering visit www.nspcc.org.uk/schoolsservice.

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