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#296970 - 07/27/09 02:59 AM Male Childline Calls Increasing!
JustScott Offline
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Registered: 01/28/08
Posts: 2614
Loc: Central PA
Saw this article on the BBC!!!!

WOW. Looks like more and more boys are actually reaching out for help than ever before! Bright hope for the future maybe??? I so hope!

#296975 - 07/27/09 03:19 AM Re: Male Childline Calls Increasing! [Re: JustScott]
DJsport Offline

Registered: 02/20/08
Posts: 1742
Scott bless your heart for sharing this great news.

Well it is great news they are getting help and asking for it. It is not good there is still abuse.


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#296976 - 07/27/09 03:27 AM Re: Male Childline Calls Increasing! [Re: DJsport]
king tut Offline

Registered: 02/13/08
Posts: 2488
Loc: UK
Yes it is great news that more boys now feel more able to ask for help, and know that they even have the choice to ask for help, it will save them alot of extra suffering.


#296987 - 07/27/09 04:59 AM Re: Male Childline Calls Increasing! [Re: king tut]
Barkabus Offline

Registered: 05/09/08
Posts: 809
Thanks for posting this Scott. This is encouraging news. I hope a similar trend is happening on this side of the Atlantic too.


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#297018 - 07/27/09 05:11 PM Re: Male Childline Calls Increasing! [Re: Barkabus]
ZGRE Offline

Registered: 07/22/09
Posts: 15
Loc: California
That boys have an outlet to seek help and they are asking for help. This is indeed great news and deserving of attention.

Never give up, never give in.

#297034 - 07/27/09 09:06 PM Re: Male Childline Calls Increasing! [Re: ZGRE]
ComicBookGuy Offline

Registered: 02/08/09
Posts: 443
Loc: London, England
I am cautiously optimistic about it because Childline was so badly run that it needed to be taken over by the NSPCC - it was all about child abuse in the beginning from launch, then some bright spark decided to widen it out to divorce, school bullying, in other words a whole heap of other childhood issues dealt with just as well by other charities. Why Childline is concerning itself with the facts of life is anyone's guess.

Hopefully the NSPCC's focus and larger funding base and greater campaigning mission is translating into this rise in calls and there is help at the other end, even if there might be a delay in under-18 counselling referrals.



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