Final call for East Sussex residents to take part in NSPCC campaign

The deadline for East Sussex residents to take part in an NSPCC campaign is the end of this month.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 11:12 am

Sussex Police has joined with local authorities and the NSPCC to promote safeguarding children through lockdown.

Safeguarding partnerships across Sussex are asking workers with access to people’s homes to help spot possible child abuse and neglect during this third lockdown.

Local authorities and Sussex Police have joined forces with the NSPCC to promote safeguarding children awareness training for workers who regularly go into people’s homes, such as gas engineers, taxi drivers and local authority workers. They are telling people in Sussex if they see something they should say something.

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The NSPCC has put together a 15-minute online course called ‘It’s your call’ and this will be available to complete until March 31. So far more than 400 people across Sussex have completed the training since it was launched in January.

Adults concerned about a child can contact the NSPCC helpline seven days a week on 0808 800 5000, or email [email protected]

Children can speak to a counsellor on 0800 1111 or chat online.

The training can be accessed at http://bit.ly/3ilGDiR or by searching ‘NSPCC It’s Your Call’ online.