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NSPCC and Childline Support During the Coronavirus Outbreak

We know that not all children are safe from abuse and neglect at home.

Teachers, sports coaches and youth leaders see children every week, and develop relationships that mean they can spot when a child may be at risk, which is essential to a child receiving the right support and protection from statutory agencies.

These safeguards have been removed and there is an increased risk for children to be abused and neglected with the closure of schools and sports clubs.

If you are worried about a child or young person, call the NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (8am-10pm Mon-Fri/9am-6pm weekends) or email anytime.

It Can Be Difficult to Cope When There’s So Much Changing Around Us

If you would like to speak to someone Childline is a free, private and confidential service where children and young people can talk about anything. Because of the coronavirus, Childline has had to make some changes to how they work and for now, you can only speak to a Childline counsellor online or on the phone from 9am – midnight Tel: 0800 11 11

Childline also provides advice if you, or someone you know is dealing with anxiety. Click here to find out more about ‘Managing Your Anxiety’.

Being Active at Home Can Help Improve Your Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing

To find out more about how Active Devon can help you and your family remain active during this period, including free online activity sessions click here.

During these strange and challenging times, we believe that:

“Everybody should stay at home and follow the latest government advice, protecting the NHS and saving lives. However, it is also more important than ever that people keep moving, as physical activity is crucial to good health and mental wellbeing. Throughout this crisis, here at Active Devon we’re doing all we can to support you, your family and your community, so that you have the tools and resources to remain active whatever the situation.” #StayInWorkOut