A CHARITY that helps and protects young children is appealing for volunteers in Burton and South Derbyshire to help with a ground breaking new service in schools.
ChildLine Schools Service announced last year ambitious plans to help youngsters’ in the area improve their understanding of abuse and how they can stay safe.
Using assemblies and workshops, the new service is designed to encourage children to recognise situations where they may need help and to highlight ways they can get support.
Bosses are no on the look out for people to help launch the initiative.
Stephanie Lively, local area coordinator for the ChildLine Schools Service, said: “The service is a great way of ensuring that all children know how to protect themselves from abuse and who they can go to if they are concerned about anything, including family members and teachers.
“We’ve already started delivering the service in some parts of the area, but we are looking for more volunteers to help us deliver assemblies and workshops to all primary schools in the area.
“New volunteers will be joining a very friendly team from all walks of life.
“You don’t need to have previous experience of working with children to become a ChildLine Schools Service volunteer as all training is provided.
“By talking to children at a young age we can make sure that if anything does happen to them or someone they know, they have the confidence and knowledge of how to get help.”
Anyone interested in volunteering is urged to call Stephanie Lively on 07815 522797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
More information is available at www.nspcc.org.uk/ChildLineSchoolsService