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Childline: 30 years of listening to children

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6th Dec 2016

Childline has recently celebrated is 30th birthday. Since its launch in 1986 it has listened to over 4 million children. Over the years the content of calls has changed. At the beginning the calls were mainly about sexual abuse and bullying and whilst these are still subjects that children ring up about there are many newer issues facing children today. Childline now reports that ‘young people are contacting us in greater numbers about self-harm, eating disorders, depression and other aspects of mental health.’ 11,706 children have called due to feeling anxious about the world they live in - To read the full report click on the link . The report suggests ways in which we can all support the children in our care. Education Guru offers a package to help support children’s mental health . Get in touch if you would like more details on this training package,

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