Childline is celebrating its 30th birthday having been first launched by Ester Rantzen on 30th October 1986. Since its launch Childline has helped over 4 million children and young people, enabling the organisation to identify the different issues affecting children over time. Childline data has identified that there are certain issues and concerns which have…

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Following on from our blog on January 3rd, which outlined some of the key points on cyberbullying, it is interesting to report on new statistics from ChildLine.  The charity’s report – Can I tell you something? shows that the number of children contacting ChildLine about cyberbullying almost doubled in 2012-13 compared with the previous year. During…

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ChildLine is a charity organisation set up some 25 years ago by Esther Rantzen to provide a counselling service to children. Each year, a report is published which, as well as setting out statistical data, identifies what children see as their most important concerns. Statistics show that ChildLine received 1.5 million requests for help last…

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The first issue discussed on today’s Jeremy Vine Show on Radio 2 was dealing with recent allegations about the private life of the late Sir Jimmy Saville and possible inappropriate relationships with under age girls. Callers included Esther Rantzen who was speaking in her capacity as a founding member of Childline. One of the other…

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