ChildLine has launched its New Year campaign asking for members of the public in Doncaster to make a resolution that counts and offer their time to support local children and young people through the ChildLine Schools Service.
Seventeen people across South Yorkshire currently volunteer for its pioneering Schools Service, which aims to be in a position to visit every primary school in the UK once every two years by 2016 to talk to children aged 9-11 about abuse, how to protect themselves, and where to get help if they need it.
In order to protect a generation of children, one primary school at a time, ChildLine needs to recruit a further 15 volunteers in Doncaster.
As a ChildLine School Service volunteer they will spend up to half a day per week helping support the ambitious new programme which aims to prevent abuse before it starts, by equipping children in every primary school with the knowledge they need to act with confidence if they fear abuse.
Using a series of age-appropriate assemblies and interactive workshops, trained volunteers encourage children to recognise situations where they may need help and show them ways of accessing support.
For further information and details on how to apply, please go to www.nspcc.org.uk/childlinevolunteer