Julie Elliott MP

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Call to increase funding to Childline due to high demand

This week I joined MPs from across the North East to call on the Government to help vulnerable children - by increasing funding to the NSPCC's Childline service.

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Figures show that Childline counsellors had to alert emergency services on average six times a day about children who were talking about suicide in 2015/16.

Services such as this are now on the front line of mental health support for young people. However, increased demand for support is placing the system under real pressure.

 

See more here:

https://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/sunderland-and-east-durham-mps-back-call-to-increase-funding-for-childline-after-massive-increase-in-demand-1-9184933

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