Volunteers needed to help keep Dales kids safe

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Volunteers are needed to help Dales youngsters to understand about abuse and how to stay safe.

ChildLine plans to visit every primary school in the area by 2016 teaching children about safety.

Delivered by volunteers, the ChildLine Schools Service programme uses assemblies and workshops to encourage children aged between nine and 11 years old to recognise situations where they may need help and to highlight ways they can get support.

Linda Ricketts, ChildLine Schools Service Area Coordinator for Derbyshire, said: “If we are really serious about stopping child abuse we need to reach children when they are younger, giving them the knowledge they need in clear, reassuring language which is age-appropriate.

For more about becoming a volunteer call 0844 8920 225 or visit www.nspcc.org.uk/childlineschoolsservice