NSPCC colleagues take on mammoth month-long walk to help fund work in the city protecting children from sexual abuse

Authored by Mary

Co-workers at the NSPCC in Plymouth are embarking on a huge fundraising challenge this month to help secure funds for their service centre and its work preventing child sexual abuse across the city.

The team will be walking, jogging and running almost 2,000 kilometers between them to cover the distance it would take them to visit their sister sites across the UK, including Glasgow....

Plymouth teenager honoured with Diana Award for helping to protect city’s children

Authored by Mary

A Plymouth teenager has been honoured with a Diana Award for her contribution to the city’s Together for Childhood programme, which aims to prevent child sexual abuse.

Tegan Tunnicliffe, 18, has been commended for her ongoing work helping to protect children and young people from harm at a virtual ‘red carpet’ event this afternoon, the first in the ceremony’s history.


NSPCC expands service to help keep Plymouth school children safe online during COVID-19 crisis

Authored by Mary

Children across the city are spending more time online as a result of being asked to stay at home, and so the NSPCC in Plymouth is adapting its In Ctrl service that helps safeguard children and prevent online sexual abuse

The service was launched at the start of the year and was being piloted in a group-work setting at Marine Academy Plymouth under the charity’s Together for...

SW school pupils urged to join NSPCC virtual assembly with guest hosts Ant & Dec and David Walliams

Authored by Mary

The NSPCC is moving its schools’ assembly series ‘Speak Out. Stay Safe’ online, to continue its vital work helping children to stay safe from abuse and neglect.

The special broadcast on Friday morning will be hosted by Ant & Dec, with a helping hand from David Walliams, and deals with some of the additional worries that children are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

NSPCC Look Say Sing Play campaign helps young families through lockdown

Authored by Sarah Parker

Parents have hailed the NSPCC’s Look, Say, Sing, Play campaign a lifesaver during lockdown, as it launches nationally across the UK today.

During a virtual focus group with parents and an Early Years practitioner, the charity heard about the challenges of caring for a new born without baby groups, soft play, playgrounds or seeing friends and family.

But the group found the...

NSPCC fundraising colleagues take on 2.6 Challenge to help safeguard children

Authored by Mary

NSPCC fundraising colleagues in the South West of England will be taking on their own challenge as part of the 2.6 Challenge that’s being launched this Sunday to help charities raise money at a time when funding has dropped significantly.

The NSPCC, which relies on public support for 90% of its income, would have had 500 supporters taking on the 40thLondon Marathon this Sunday,...

NSPCC launches urgent fundraising appeal as its Childline service continues to provide vital lifeline to thousands of worried children

Authored by News Desk

Childline can today reveal it has seen large numbers of children getting in touch due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), carrying out over 1,700 counselling sessions about the issue in the last three weeks alone – bringing the new total up to more than 2,200 since the end of January.

Despite Childline having to close the night service for the first time and having a 30% drop in volunteer...

Inspirational Devon schoolboy raises almost £2,000 for the NSPCC with his Grandad

Authored by Mary

A remarkable Devon schoolboy has raised almost £2,000 for the NSPCC after years of dedicated fundraising to help other children.

Henry Murdoch, who is 10-years-old, first started raising money for the children’s charity after its Schools Service team visited his school with its ‘ Speak out. Stay safe ’ programme.

The safeguarding initiative is offered free to all primary...

67 children a day helped by Childline for suicidal thoughts and feelings

Authored by News Desk

The NSPCC has revealed - on average - 67 children a day are receiving help from its Childline service as they struggle with suicidal thoughts and feelings.

In 2018/19 Childline delivered 24,447 counselling sessions to young people plagued by a sense of despair, a three-year increase of a quarter (25%).

Most of those reaching out were teenagers, but there has also been a...

South Hams school children raise more than £2,000 for NSPCC with Rock Star fundraiser

Authored by Mary

Primary school children from the South Hams have raised more than £2,000 for the NSPCC by taking part in a special rock star themed fundraising event.

Woodlands Park Primary School in Ivybridge arranged the fundraiser for the children’s charity following a visit by the NSPCC’s Schools Service team, which delivered its ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ programme to the children.



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