Childline’s preventative educational strategy has developed in direct response to locally identified areas of need, especially those needs identified via our Helpline Services. The aims of our programmes are:
- To raise awareness about local issues affecting children, teenagers and their parents/care givers.
- To provide evidence based information with the aim of enabling and empowering people to make better informed choices and deal with specific issues before they escalate.
We work regularly with local schools and youth groups and our education team is available to offer information and support on a whole range of topics.
We also work with parents offering age and need specific ‘Time Out for Parents’ courses. These courses provide a safe and comfortable environment for parents to discuss the many challenges of parenting in the 21st century. The courses aim to boost parent’s confidence and encourage better relationships. For more information on our Positive Parenting courses click here.
We are happy to meet voluntary sports and cultural groups to provide advice and training on a wide variety of topics, including; safeguarding, how to recognize signs of child abuse, mental health issues and emotional difficulties.