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Body Image Issues Affect Girls Across NI

The NSPCC has flagged up its concern about the dangers young girls face through body image. Girls from Northern Ireland are 13 times more likely than boys to receive help from Childline for worries about their weight, problems with acne and generally how they look. * Last year 13 times…

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NSPCC Asks Politicians To Focus On Child Welfare

Dear Editor, Appeal to Politicians To Keep Children’s Welfare In Focus With the ongoing need to resolve our long-standing problems at Stormont still pressing, it is vitally important that all our politicians retain a clear focus on protecting children in Northern Ireland as our political institutions take shape. We should…

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NSPCC Reveals Fears Of Children being Left Alone Over Hols

A leading children’s charity, the NSPCC, has revealed fears over children in Northern Ireland being left home alone during the summer holidays. * Dozens of referrals from the NSPCC’s Helpline have been made to local agencies. * As school summer holidays continue, the NSPCC offers guidance on leaving children home alone. The…

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NSPCC Asks Are Young Children Safe Online?

Letter to the Editor. NSPCC Northern Ireland First Floor, Lanyon Building Jennymount Business Park North Derby Street Belfast BT15 3HN. Dear Editor, re: Concern Over Online Risks To Children Especially Over Summer Holidays Every parent knows that keeping their children safe online can be a daunting and challenging task. It’s…

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NSPCC Speaks Out On Physical Punishment

Dear Editor, “Election season is upon us once again in Northern Ireland. As ever our children – almost a quarter of the population – do not have the right to vote in the upcoming polls but, more surprisingly, they also do not enjoy the same protection as adults under the…

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NSPCC Seeks Junior Media Officer

JUNIOR MEDIA OFFICER (Comm 00143) NSPCC. Closing date:  10 May 2017 The NSPCC is the leading charity focused on preventing child cruelty in the UK. In order to carry out our charitable work, maximise our impact and achieve our strategic aims we must communicate efficiently and effectively with our audiences….

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NSPCC Advise Parents On Child Protection Regarding Private Tuition

How safe is your child with a private tutor? As the new school year approaches, many parents will be considering private, independent tuition to supplement their child’s education. But as parents search for private tutors, the NSPCC Northern Ireland believes they should be aware that vetting standards which apply to…

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NSPCC Poll Reveals Affect Of On-Line Self-Harm Images On Children And Young People

Alarming numbers of 11-21 years olds are being exposed to images online showing people self-harming. A significant proportion are saying the images make them ‘feel like hurting themselves’, according to a poll commissioned by a consortium of leading UK youth charities. The poll also reveals a worrying insight into the…

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I Saw Your Willy Promotion Gets Message Out About Internet Safety

In line with good practice, Down News supports local police in their efforts to remind young people of the importance of staying safe online. Supporting the recently launched NSPCC campaign Share Aware, a public education campaign aimed at helping parents talk to their children about staying safe online, as well as…

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One Month To Sign Up For Mourne HACK

You have one month left to join the HACK and stand up for children! Only one month left to join the team and hike your way to the finish at this year’s NSPCC’s Hike Against Cruelty to Kids (HACK)! There is still time for you to sign up and help…

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Fourteenth Annual Viking Boat Races Get Off To Olympic Start With NSPCC At Cutters Wharf

Paddy Barnes recently joined NSPCC and the Ardglass Vikings to launch their annual Viking Boat Races at Cutters Wharf in Belfast. Now in its fourteenth year, the races will see keen Vikings competing for victory, as well as onlookers being able to enjoy impressive falconry displays and amazingly accurate Viking re-enactments,…

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NSPCC Says Thanks You To Supporters in 2013

Dear Editor, re: thanks to County Down supporters for 2013. I would like to say a personal thank you to all of your readers in County Down who have helped support the NSPCC in Northern Ireland throughout 2013.  Another year that has seen many high profile child abuse cases and…

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VIVO Dundrum HACK It For NSPCC

THE NSPCC Northern Ireland has cheered on staff from Brennan’s VIVO store in Dundrum after they raised £772.58 for the charity’s ChildLine Schools Service. The NSPCC aims to end cruelty to children in Northern Ireland and the UK by fighting for their rights, listening to them, helping them when they…

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Newcastle Volunteers Are Worthy Ambassadors For NSPCC Work In NI

LOCAL Newcastle volunteers have been praised for their commitment to improving the lives of the most vulnerable children and young people in Northern Ireland. Among the volunteers being commended for their dedication at a recent recognition event held in Belfast City Hall were Newcastle woman Judith Smyth, who gives her…

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NSPCC Supports World Mental Health Day

Don’t Carry Your Burden Alone – NSPCC Shows Support For World Mental Health Day The NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit is calling on sports’ organisations across Northern Ireland to use World Mental Health Day (10 October) as an opportunity to raise understanding of mental health issues among their membership….

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