Childline makes a difference to lives

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I would like to thank all who helped support the NSPCC in 2013.

Another year has seen many high profile child abuse cases and shocking stories of cruelty so severe they’ve resulted in the deaths of innocent children, often at the hands of those who were supposed to protect them.

While the shocking scale and effect of child abuse have moved centre stage in the public consciousness, still more needs to be done to prevent it from happening in the first place.

The NSPCC’s helpline is there 24/7 if you have concerns about a child. Call 0808 800 5000 or email Last December, children contacted ChildLine about a range of problems, including bullying and family relationships.

To make a donation text HOPE to 70744 to give £4 or visit

Janette Drew, NSPCC Burnley