The ISPCC said that the issues of child abuse and welfare are still a serious concern in Ireland, with almost 14 per cent of contacts relating to these.
CHILDLINE RECEIVED ALMOST 800,000 calls in 2012, but 34 per cent of phonecalls to the service go unanswered. The ISPCC’s Childline is a a member of Child Helpline International (CHI), which is marking the seventh annual International Child Helpline Day today. CEO Ashley Balbirnie said that without helplines like Childline, children’s voices would not be heard.
.......... more via 800,000 calls to Childline in 2012 – but 34 per cent unanswered