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NSPCC Teaching Primary School Children To Speak Out Against Abuse

The charity wants to address the lack of younger children using Childline.

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 5:47am 17th August 2016. 2-minute read.

NSPCC Teaching Primary School Children To Speak Out Against Abuse

The NSPCC has been going into schools around Aylesbury Vale, to teach children about how to speak out about abuse.

The charity has already been into over half of primary schools, with the aim of getting into as many as they can.

Kelly, who is area coordinator for the charity's school service said:

"The school service was originally formed because younger children weren't calling our Childline service.

"So what we wanted was for them to understand what abuse meant and know that they could speak out in order to stay safe".

She continued:

"We take along our mascot which is a giant speech bubble and he teaches children about different types of abuse, but also who they can talk to for help and support. When we do the sessions, the children really appreciate them."

It's run by volunteers who are recruited throughout the year - you can find more about any vacancies on the Childline website.

We've been covering the NSPCC in special reports all week. You can check out the other stories here. 

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