03/02/2016

Vodaphone Partners With ISPCC To Help Keep Children Safe

Telecoms giant Vodaphone has announced a five-year partnership with the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC).

The partnership aims to help keep children safe.

Vodaphone Ireland Foundation will provide the charity with €2 million in direct funding over five years.

Grainia Long, Chief Executive, ISPCC Childline, said: "I'm thrilled that ISPCC Childline will be working with Vodafone to help keep children safe. For every child who reaches us, there are many more who cannot. From today, this partnership will enable us to give every child the connection they need, when and where they need it most."

Ray Collins, Vodafone Ireland Director of Strategy and Chairman of the Vodafone Ireland Foundation, said: "We are delighted to be partnering with Childline and are looking forward to working with them to transform their unique and invaluable service. Life is challenging for young people and children today.

"Together we want to ensure that when children reach out for help, they can connect with Childline in whatever way they choose, via a call or a text or an instant message.

"Through the partnership we also plan to work together to build young people's resilience and awareness online, to help them navigate their world better and cope with issues that confront them with a new confidence."

(CD)

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