Gibraltar | A Very Big History About A Very Small Place

This great book, written by Robert Anes, is available at Imperial News Agency, Gibraltar Book Shop, Gibraltar Heritage Shop, Sacarello’s News Agents, Terry’s, Gibraltar Arts and Crafts and WH Smith at airport. It cost £11.99 and all profits are for Childline Gibraltar.

The book is a condensed introduction to Gibraltar’s colourful history from the creation of the Mediterranean Sea to 2016.

Suitable from the ages 10 to 100

 

 

Our new Licensed Facilitators of the “Time out for Parents” Positive Parenting courses

Childline is proud to announce that 12 people are now Licensed Facilitators of the “Time out for Parents” Positive Parenting courses.

These volunteers have been on a extensive 3-day course given by Pippa and Anne, from UK charity Care for the Family. Now the training has been completed, this wonderful group of people will help Childline to provide a variety of Positive Parenting courses in Gibraltar.

Childline supports Children’s Mental Health Week 2017

Press release

Childline Gibraltar is proud to support Children’s Mental Health Week 2017 (6-12 February).

The Week is hosted by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, who support pupils, families and teachers in schools across the UK. During the Week, Childline Gibraltar will be promoting awareness about children’s mental health issues and emotional difficulties via their social media pages and hosting an exhibition of competition entries submitted by local schoolchildren on the topic of mental health.

Echoing Dame Esther Rantzen’s words, a spokesperson for the local charity noted “We must not only understand how to encourage young people to speak about their unhappiness, and treat these conditions more effectively, but also face up to the reality that far too many of our children seem to be struggling alone and in despair. Those young people we speak to tell us that they cannot talk to anyone else, there is nobody in their lives to confide in, except Childline.”

The local charity’s statistics from last year show that a third of service users contacted them about a mental health issue, with a notable rise in calls on self-harm and from those experiencing suicidal thoughts.

If you would also like to get involved and support the campaign, Place2Be has created helpful advice and resources for parents and carers which you can find on their website: www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk or contact education@childline.gi.

Christmas Raffle 2016

Our Christmas Raffle 2016 is underway, below are a list of the wonderful prizes you can win. We will be out and about in the community over the next few weeks, so please buy a raffle ticket or two from our band of willing volunteers. Help us raise vital funds so that we can keep providing a valuable service to the community.READ MORE

Senior Duty Manager (20 hours pw)

We are seeking a highly organised and efficient individual to lead our team of Duty Managers, liaise with external stakeholders, report regularly to the Board of Trustees, and provide support and training to our volunteers.

Preference will be given to those applicants with a background in a caring profession and training and experience in Child Protection and Safeguarding Children. Previous experience of leading teams to desired goals is essential.

The post entails (part-time) weekday office cover as well as some evening and weekend shifts 365 days a year on a rotational basis between the hours of 5pm – 9pm, when our Telephone Helpline & Live Chat service is open. Availability for meetings and charity events is also required.

In return, you will have a senior position in one of Gibraltar’s leading charities and the opportunity to make a real difference in our quest to end cruelty to children in Gibraltar. We can offer flexibility and a friendly, passionate and dedicated team for you to lead. Salary is £12.00 per hour.

Applicants must have a very flexible approach to work, be prepared to work some overtime on a voluntary basis, have a clear telephone manner, good communication and interpersonal skills, an ability to work on their own initiative, and excellent administrative skills. A high level of spoken and written English is also essential.

Please apply by sending cover letter and CV to:

admin@childline.gi

Or by post to: Suite 522, Icom House, 1/5 Irish Town, Gibraltar.

Closing Date: Friday 23rd September 2016

International Volunteer Day 2016

To all of our amazing Volunteers,

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to say a special thank you for the voluntary hours you give to Childline Gibraltar. On International Volunteer Day, we celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism and we know that our charity would not function without the contribution that you all make in your own way.

In the last year alone, we have helped almost 400 people via our Helpline, almost 50 juveniles via our Appropriate Adult service and we’ve reached more than 2,000 young people through our various educational projects. All of this takes tremendous efforts and team work and it is thanks to all of you that we have been able to have such an impact within the Gibraltar community.

The other week, a young girl approached our Chocolate Tombola stall at the Convent Christmas Fair and bought a number of tickets with her pocket money. When the volunteers on the stall joked with her that she wouldn’t have any money left if she kept buying tickets, her response was that Childline had helped so many of her friends, so she wanted to help Childine. This is the reality we face – many children have come to depend on our services and we continue to strive to be there for anyone who needs us. Thanks to you, we are able to develop and expand knowing that we are supported by a passionate, dedicated group of individuals who share our vision to end cruelty to children in Gibraltar.

I take this opportunity to wish you and your families well over the holiday season and I look forward to meeting you all during 2017.

Thank you once again for making that difference.

Warmest regards

Jo Abergel
Chairperson