Irish Society Prevention Cruelty to Children

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The ISPCC is the only organisation in Ireland providing unique 24 hour support services for children and young people through our Childline service.

Our Vision:To see an Ireland where all children are heard and valued.

Our Mission:To ensure that all children have a positive experience of Childhood.

Our Purpose:To build strong resilient children and families, who can cope with challenges, solve problems and lead positive healthy lives.

Our Work:The ISPCC is the only organisation in Ireland providing unique 24 hour support services for children and young people through our Childline service.

Childline receives the majority of its 2,300 calls and messages per day after 6pm each evening, when most other support services are closed.

Childline receives just 10% Government funding which means that 90% of its costs have to raised through the generosity of individual donors and corporate supporters.

ISPCC support workers and volunteer mentors also work with over 500 individual children and families nationwide each year through our suite of ISPCC support services. Our support workers encounter many issues such as emotional and behavioural problems, anxiety, grief, risk of drug and alcohol abuse and early school leaving.

The ISPCC run the following services:

Childline – a 24 hour listening service for children and young people
Childline OnLine – one to one live chat service and text service
Childhood Support Service – free comprehensive community based one-to-one support service to children and young people who may be experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties
Parent Mentoring – parental support service aimed at increasing parents’ confidence and helping them to better meet their children’s needs.
Missing Children’s Hotline – a free 24 hour service providing emotional support to children who are missing, their family and others responsible for the missing child.

A key priority for 2015 is to ensure that we put our key revenue streams on a secure footing, to ensure the stability of our services into the future. With increasing demand for our Childline online service, our focus in 2015 is to make this available as a 24 our service to children.

Our anti-bullying campaign, The Shield which began in 2012 is a free service to schools, community groups and club throughout Ireland. In 2014, almost 100 schools and clubs engaged with our Programme, seeking assistance to strengthen their anti-bullying policies in accordance with the Department of Education’s guidelines. Our aim is expand the Shield Programme, so that we have a co-ordinator in each region of Ireland.

Visit www.ispcc.ie