October 1, 2010 12:00 AM
Mark at the NSPCC stand at Lib Dem Conference 2010

Mark at the NSPCC stand at Lib Dem Conference 2010

Cheadle MP Mark Hunter recently met NSPCC staff at Lib Dem Party Conference to find out more about the charity's helpline services. Mr Hunter pledged to support the leading children's charity by passing on its helpline numbers to constituents.

Speaking at the NSPCC's stand at Lib Dem conference, Mark said:

'I am delighted to have learnt more about ChildLine and the NSPCC Helpline and the vital services they provide to people in our area

'ChildLine gives children and young people a safe, confidential space to discuss their problems and concerns, and the NSPCC Helpline provides advice for adults concerned about the safety of children.

If a child is in danger or is too young to get help themselves, it's important that adults know where they can go for help and advice.

This is why I have saved the Helpline number- 0808 800 5000- to my phone and will be asking as many adults as I can to save it in case they ever need to help a child."

NSPCC Parliamentary Advisor, David Chaplin said: 'These services support more than 450,000 children and young people each year, and almost half of the callers to ChildLine in 2009 would not have contacted anyone else about their concerns. The NSPCC Helpline made over 12,000 referrals to social services last year.'

Children who need help or advice can reach ChildLine on 0800 1111.

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