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ChildLine school scheme

The children's helpline is asking for volunteers, as it tries to visit every primary school in Wales - and the rest of the UK - by 2016. The scheme aims to help young people recognise the signs of abuse, and get help.

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Children must be 'encouraged to ask for help'

In Wales, there are:

  • 183 volunteers needed
  • 1,582 schools to visit
  • 280,000 children to speak to

It is so important that children are encouraged to ask for help if they are in distress, and that they know ChildLine is there to support them. I found it really moving to hear an assembly of children recite our number, 0800 1111, and then watch them having fun learning to express the ChildLine number in sign language. But it's more than just fun. As a result of our work so far, we have already found that some young children have been able for the first time to disclose abuse and have been protected from it.

– Esther Rantzen, Founder and President of ChildLine

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