Volunteers needed for new ChildLine service
A CHILDREN'S charity is appealing for volunteers to help deliver a new Schools Service in Windsor.
ChildLine, supported by the NSPCC, has launched the service with the aim of helping nine to 11-year-olds understand abuse, how to protect themselves and how to seek help.
The Schools Service is in the early planning stages, but volunteers are needed to hold assemblies and interactive workshops.
Janet Hinton, ChildLine area co-ordinator, said: "Children have the right to be happy and safe. The ChildLine Schools Service is working towards ensuring that every child who is nine to 11 years old understands abuse, knows how to protect themselves and has an awareness of how to get help and support.
"But we can't do this on our own. We are looking for people in Windsor to work with us on a local level to help deliver the service and let children know that they are not alone and help is available if they need it."
ChildLine Schools Service team have also launched a short online video aimed at prospective new recruits which can be viewed by visiting YouTube and searching for 'Volunteering for the ChildLine Schools Service'.
Ms Hinton added: "We believe that teaching children how to recognise abuse and where to get help will be easiest in a school setting, but we need members of the local community to help us do this. If it sounds like something you would like to be involved with we'd love to hear from you."
Volunteers must be aged 16 or over and training will be provided. For more information call Ms Hinton on 07786 021113, or to apply visit www.nspcc.org.uk