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ChildLine launches new schools service in Island

 

ChildLine has launched a new service in primary school across the Isle of Man, to encourage youngsters to recognise and report abuse.

To mark the occasion, the charity this morning presented a special assembly to 100 pupils at Cronk y Berry school in Douglas. 

ChildLine's project aims to ensure every child aged 9-11 in the Island understands abuse, is confident to talk about it and knows where to fund help.

The ChildLine School service is already well established in the UK. 

Through assemblies and workshops, children are encouraged to recognise situations where they may need help and understand how ChildLine can provide it.

The programme aims to visit every primary school in the Island by 2016 and every two years thereafter.  

ChildLine representatives and education department officials joined teachers for this morning's assembly at Cronk y Berry.

HSBC Isle of Man has pledged support for the schools' programme through a new partnership with the NSPCC, a venture unveiled at the gathering by its chief operating officer Nigel Hair.  

 

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