Supporting the NSPCC
In May we were delighted to work with the NSPCC to help support practitioners who have been adapting to the challenges they have been facing due to Covid-19.
Across the UK all service centre practitioners have adapted the services they provide so many therapy sessions can now take place online. To help practitioners support families during lockdown, Orchard Toys have donated games to four NSPCC service centres in Grimsby, Newcastle, Tidworth and Coventry.
Ali Brown, Orchard Toys Marketing Manager said, ‘We are delighted to have been able to support the NSPCC and the families they work with during such a challenging time. We hope that the games will be helpful in breaking down barriers and enabling practitioners to continue with the fantastic work they do, but now in a virtual world’.
Jane Scott, manager at the NSPCC Newcastle Service Centre said: “Here at the NSPCC we are doing all we can to ensure that we are still here for children during these unprecedented times.
“At the Grimsby, Newcastle, Tidworth and Coventry service centres we deliver a wide range of services including Letting The Future In, a service that supports children who have experienced sexual abuse; Pregnancy in Mind, a service that supports parents who are at risk or experiencing anxiety or depression during pregnancy.
“Since the lockdown, we have adapted our services and we are now offering direct work to children via video calls and phone calls.
“As well as this, we are also regularly calling parents and carers to carry out wellbeing checks to make sure they feel supported.
“I’d like to thank Orchard Toys for their generous donation. We have safely distributed these toys to parents and carers so they can use them to help entertain their children during lockdown.”
The NSPCC are currently still running the Still Here for Children emergency appeal so they can continue to protect and support children during this crisis. The money will enable them to continue to adapt to the problems faced. Click here to donate.
Childline is still there to support any child who needs help. Children can call to speak to a counsellor confidentially on 0800 1111. The service also has a huge online community where children can get support from their peers on message-boards and use expert resources to help support them with any issue they are concerned about. If adults are worried about children they can get advice from NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org