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ChildLine figures a deep cause for concern – Sinn Féin

9 February, 2009

Sinn Féin West Belfast MLA and the party's spokesperson on Children and Young people, Sue Ramsey, has expressed deep concern at the latest figures issue by ChildLine which indicate that 952 children called their helpline over the past three years seeking help.

Ms Ramsey said,

"Obviously these figures are a cause for concern and show that more and more children are contacting ChildLine. Obviously this is a double edged sword; no one wants a child to be subject to any form of abuse but in the unfortunate cases when they are it is vital they contact support groups like ChildLine.

"ChildLine provides an invaluable service to those children suffering abuse and must receive continued support from the Assembly and Executive for the work that they are engaged in, in helping children subject to any form of abuse." CRÍOCH

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