NSPCC: Keeping Children Safe in Leicestershire

September 22, 2021

On average, a child contacts Childline every 25 seconds. In Leicestershire alone, it is estimated that the NSPCC’s Childline responded to around 3,900 contacts from children and young people. East Midlands was the second Childline base to be established outside of London, back 1988. In those 33 years, a dedicated team of local volunteers, supported by amazing staff, have helped thousands of young people with various issues. Over 90% of their funding comes from the public. That’s why they reached out to us with a request for support.

EverythingCommunity Donates £500 to Local NSPCC

Currently, the NSPCC can only answer 3 out of every 4 calls. After seeing that startling fact, we donated £500 towards their East Midlands base in Nottingham.  That same £500 will enable the volunteers to answer around 125 calls for help. That’s 125 more children supported in our community. These reactive services are vital for the continued protection of children, but the NSPCC want to do more. It has been their mission for some time to concentrate efforts on preventative measures, to safeguard children from abuse in the first place. That’s why they have recently expanded their PANTS campaign and launched a new book, ‘Pantosaurus and the power of PANTS’.

Let’s Talk PANTS

‘Pantosaurus and the Power of PANTS’ is not only a book, but a tool that can be used by families to engage with their children to keep them safe from sexual abuse. It takes the difficulty out of the conversation without scaring children or approaching subjects that may be too mature for little ears. Their efforts to produce the book, the creation of their Pantosaurus mascot, and the existing online music video are all elements that will help change children’s lives for the better. If you would like to order a Pantosaurus book for your family, email us at hello@everythingcommunity.org and we will send one out to you, free of charge.

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