There are plenty of organisations, counselling services and charities which offer support for children. Scroll down for further information.
Charities and Organisations for Children
Set up in 1986, Child Line is a registered charity organisation that offers support for children. Trained counsellors are there to offer sympathy whatever their problem. All calls are confidential. They also provide a text-phone service for children who find using their landline difficult.
Their goal is to prevent cruelty to children. The site contains information aimed at increasing awareness about child cruelty. They also help local community groups to protect the welfare of children and provide links to helplines for children.
The British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect aims to prevent the neglect, emotional, physical and sexual abuse of children. Their goal is to champion the rights of children through education and collaboration.
Counselling modalities such as the person centered technique can prove very useful. Play therapy and Expressive therapy are also very effective because they take approaches that can reassure the child while enabling them to express deep-rooted feelings.
Child counselling is similar to adult counselling in that both depend strongly on the construction of a trusting relationship between practitioner and client. The child is allowed to tell their own story without fear of judgement or interrogation in a safe environment.
Child Line – 0800 1111
The helpline of this famous charity is open 24 hours a day. Lines are manned by volunteers and professionals, trained to provide support and advice to children about any problem or worry they might have.
NSPCC – 0808 800 5000
The well-known organisation provides a telephone number for people concerned about the welfare of a child. The service is confidential and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Issues which can effect Children
There are a wide range of issues that effect children. Unfortunately abuse and maltreatment are the most serious and require urgent attention.
Sometimes children find it difficult to express their worries which means that problems can be left unresolved and undetected. It is therefore often helpful to seek out professional help if it is evident that a child is unhappy.