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NSPCC launch child abuse campaign in East Lancashire
10:32am Tuesday 17th September 2013 in News
THE NSPCC has launched a campaign to stop child abuse in Lancashire before it starts.
The children’s charity ‘Now I Know’ campaign asks people in Lancashire to help put ChildLine in every primary school across the region.
They also hope to visit schools once every two years to talk to children about abuse, how to protect themselves and where to get help.
It is hoped the strategy will help reduce the risks of abuse and make sure that cases are dealt with quickly.
NSPCC research shows that, on average, at least two children in every primary classroom will have suffered some form of abuse or neglect.
NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless said: “People in this country do not want to tolerate child abuse.
“We no longer need to convince them of the suffering it leads to, or the costs to future lives – Jimmy Savile’s crimes are one shocking illustration of the consequences when people do not speak up or are not heard, for whatever reason.
“By helping children understand and identify abuse in an age appropriate way, we can encourage them to speak out earlier and protect themselves and others.”
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