Caroline and Helen talk about the NSPCC and the Swindon Service Centre

Wed 16th January 2019 at 13.00 - 14.00

16th Jan 2019: Caroline and Helen speak about the NSPCC

Today at our lunchtime meeting we were very pleased and honoured to welcome Caroline Morgan and Helen Royle from NSPCC as guest speakers.

Caroline is a Community Fund Raising Manager covering Wiltshire, Dorset and Gloucstershire. Helen is a Children's Service Practioner working in the Swindon area.

Caroline spoke about the wonderful work done by the NSPCC to help children. In the UK as many as 1 in 5 suffer some form of neglect or abuse. We watched a this short video on the NSPCC 'Every Day' (click the link)

Topics we heard about included the 30 NSPCC Service Centres, Childline (set up by Esther Rantzen and now part of NSPCC), Helpline where concerns about children can be confidentially reported (call 0808 800 500), Schools Service, Campaigning and working with professionals.

We watched another short video titled 'Colin on what it's like to volunteer as a ChildLine counsellor'

Helen completed the presentation describing her work and what goes on in the Swindon NSPCC Service Centre.

90% of NSPCC income comes from voluntary donations.

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