NSPCC needs your help to protect Hartlepool kids from abuse

A volunteer working in class for the NSPCC's School Service.
A volunteer working in class for the NSPCC's School Service.

A charity is calling for volunteers to help protect a generation of children from abuse.

NSPCC’s School Service delivers assemblies and classroom workshops to primary school children to help them understand abuse and give them the confidence and courage to speak out and seek help if they ever need it.

We need to recruit and train more volunteers in Hartlepool

Louise Willis-Keeler

Assemblies and workshops have already been delivered in 11 schools in Hartlepool but the charity’s aim is to visit every child in the UK twice in their primary school years.

The aim of the service is to reach out to and empower children to seek help.

Louise Willis-Keeler, NSPCC Schools Service area co-ordinator for Hartlepool, said: “Children who suffer abuse often don’t recognise that what is happening to them is wrong.

“We need to help them understand what is and isn’t normal behaviour and offer help if they need it.

“By educating children in this way, we really believe that we can protect a generation of children – one primary school at a time.

“We need the community’s support. We need to recruit and train more volunteers in Hartlepool so that we can continue what we’ve started.

“So if you have a few hours to spare and think you can help, please get in touch.”

For more information on volunteering for the NSPCC Schools Service, email louise.williskeeler@nspcc.org.uk or visit the website HERE.