The NSPCC are looking for volunteers to help at their local ChildLine base

Thousands of children in West and North Yorkshire and across the country are living with abuse, neglect, loneliness or mental and emotional health issues during the pandemic.

As restrictions continue to affect access to usual support networks, many children could be left cut off from help they desperately need. To them, Childline is a ray of light, available even in their darkest hours. 

During last spring’s lockdown, an average of 50 children contacted Childline every day reporting abuse or neglect. And as more people worked from home, and heard and saw things which concerned them, the number of calls to the NSPCC helpline increased.

We’ve adapted our services throughout the pandemic, and we’ll continue to do so. We want to answer every call, and we believe your businesses, employees and contacts may be able to help us help every child who needs us.

Your time is as valuable as financial donations – if you or your staff can spare just four hours a week to volunteer at your local Childline base, you’ll make a difference to thousands of children.

Please email jackie.dawson@nspcc.org.uk or elaine.kaye@nspcc.org.uk  to find out how you or your employees can help us make 2021 a better year for children.