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yesterday at 10:03. Facebook
Mum's are full of wisdom. From the little things that raise a smile to the bigger things that you're grateful to know now. This Mother's Day, what words of wisdom did your mum share with you? Let us know in the comments below.
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03/24/2017 at 18:59. Facebook
Sarah was sexually abused when she was a child. Watch her story and find out more about child sexual abuse, here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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03/23/2017 at 19:29. Facebook
Figures released today show the number of child sex offences recorded by police in the UK has soarded by nearly a fifth to 55,507. On average, one child sex offence was recorded every 10 minutes. We want to see more specialist training for police investigating online child abuse, rehabilitation for child sex offenders and investment in early intervention services to help children recover. To...
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03/22/2017 at 19:43. Facebook
With news of the attacks in London, children and young people may feel scared, confused and unsafe. It can be hard to talk to your children about their worries, but there's some information on our Childline website that you can look at together. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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03/21/2017 at 19:38. Facebook
Every child should be free to dream. On WorldPoetryDay, help us be there for every child [ Bit.ly Link ]
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03/20/2017 at 19:46. Facebook
Sexual exploitation can be difficult to identify and warning signs can be mistaken for 'normal' teenage behaviour. Young people who're being exploited may hang out with groups of older people or have unexplained physical injuries. They may also show signs of sexual abuse or grooming. If you have concerns about a child or young person, contact our helpline on 0808 800 5000 or email...
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03/19/2017. Facebook
You did it! The Justice Secretary, Liz Truss, has finally listened to us. From April, police will be able to charge adults who send sexual messages to children with an offence, stopping abuse before it starts. As a result thousands of children will be protected from sexual abuse every year. And it's all thanks to you.
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03/16/2017. Facebook
Today we've launched our new Childline app 'For Me' to give children and young people direct support wherever they are, whenever they need it. The app was invented by four teenagers who wanted to make technology benefit the community, and because they realised there was an urgent need for young people to have access to confidential support and advice. You can find out more about the app, here:...
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03/15/2017. Facebook
Right now, police can’t charge adults who send sexual messages to children. The law has been passed in Parliament but we’ve been waiting two years for the law to be given a start date. Why are we still waiting? Every day we wait is another day children are at risk. Tell the Justice Secretary, Liz Truss, to make signing the papers that will kick-start the law a priority. Sign up, here: [ Bit.ly...
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03/14/2017. Facebook
Do you know how old your child needs to be to set up a profile on social media platforms? New research suggests that over half of parents don't know whether their children are old enough to be using social networking sites, with 1 in 5 believing that there are no age restrictions at all: [ Bit.ly Link ]. While some sites can be a valuable source of support, others can be dangerous for young...
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03/13/2017. Facebook
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is an often misunderstood form of child sexual abuse. Young people may be tricked into believing they are in a loving relationship and may receive gifts, money or affection as a result of engaging in sexual activity. New figures released today from the Metropolitan Police ahead of National CSE Day on Saturday have shown that there has been a 49% increase in...
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03/11/2017. Facebook
Child abuse can take many forms. It can be emotional, physical, sexual or a lack of love and attention through neglect. It can happen to any child, in any family, in any place or online. But together, we can all help prevent abuse from happening in the first place. Watch the video and visit [ Bit.ly Link ] to find out more.
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03/09/2017. Facebook
Coronation Street actor, Chris Harper, has joined #TeamNSPCC and will be running the London Marathon in April. Chris, who plays Nathan - a 33 year old who's grooming a 16 year old girl, Bethany - is taking on the challenge to help #everychildhood after meeting with a number of people who've experienced child abuse to help him in his role in the soap. He decided to run the marathon so he could...
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03/08/2017. Facebook
Every child should be free to dream. Who inspired you to dream? #IWD2017
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03/07/2017. Facebook
Figures show that the suicide rate for boys is more than double of that for girls. But new figures from Childline show that boys are six times less likely than girls to talk to our counsellors about suicidal thoughts and feelings. Through Childline, we're encourgaing boys to seek help for the issues and problems they're facing - and understand that they are not alone. If you think someone...
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03/06/2017. Facebook
Sometimes parents need to have serious conversations with their children and it isn't always easy. To mark the start of #NationalConversationsWeek, we're sharing our advice on how to approach a difficult topic with your child. Whatever the subject - and however old the child you're talking to is - there's lots of ways to make your chat easier. And you might even come away feeling closer to...
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03/03/2017. Facebook
Two years ago today we celebrated because Parliament passed an anti-grooming law to make it illegal for an adult to send a sexual message to a child. But today we aren’t celebrating as this law still hasn't been brought into force and there's no indication of when it will begin. As a result, police can't charge people with the offence. This is unacceptable. Offences or people meeting a child...
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03/02/2017. Facebook
Today is #WorldBookDay! What authors, books and characters made your childhood special?
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03/01/2017. Facebook
There are many reasons why a child or young person may self-harm – from bullying and feeling under pressure at school, to relationship problems. But sometimes they might not understand why they’ve decided to hurt themselves and it can be hard for them to stop. Today is Self-injury Awareness Day so we're highlighting some of the ways that young people can deal with their emotions before they...
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02/28/2017. Facebook
Symptoms of eating disorders aren’t always obvious, but it’s important that children and young people are given the support they need as quickly as possible. This week is Eating Disorders Awareness Week and a chance to learn the signs and symptoms for what to look out for. If you’re worried a child you know is suffering from an eating disorder, there are ways that you can help them cope. For...
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