Every Child Online has established a strategic partnership with the NSPCC’s Childline charity. The collaboration focuses on extending crucial support to vulnerable children by affixing specially designed stickers promoting the Childline website on all refurbished PCs and laptops distributed by Every Child Online. This initiative aims to raise awareness about Childline among children facing adversity, potentially unable to access support services due to their circumstances, such as those in deprived areas.
Childline is a service provided by the NSPCC, it has a 35-year history of protecting and supporting children. Their 24/7 helpline offers a safe and confidential space for children to seek guidance and assistance regarding various challenges, including abuse, neglect, bullying, and mental health issues.
By placing Childline stickers on the thousands of refurbished desktop computers and laptops we donate, Every Child Online is expanding the reach of this essential service to children in need. The stickers not only provide access to technology but also facilitate a connection with vital support. This partnership enhances the mission of Every Child Online in providing access to technology with Childline’s commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of every child. Individuals and businesses have played a significant role by donating surplus IT equipment to Every Child Online. This collaboration with Childline adds another layer of support, ensuring that children receiving these devices can also reach out for help when required.
Childline offers an array of services, including:
Confidential Helpline: Trained professionals are available 24/7 to listen, offer support, and provide advice on a wide range of issues.
Online Chat: Childline’s website features a secure chat service where children can communicate with trained counsellors in real-time.
Information and Advice: Childline provides a wealth of resources and information on various topics relevant to children’s well-being.
The partnership between Every Child Online and Childline demonstrates the power of collaboration in addressing critical issues facing vulnerable children. By combining technology and essential support services, this initiative is making a tangible difference in the lives of those who need it the most, ensuring that no child feels isolated or unsupported in times of difficulty.