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."


Related Irish News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

21 July 2015
ISPCC Highlights Shortcomings In Children First Legislation
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) has highlighted shortcomings in the proposed Children First legislation. The ISPCC comments come as the Children First Bill is debated in the Seanad for the first time today, 21 July.
14 March 2024
Working Families Urged To Explore Childcare Savings Ahead Of Holidays
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has called on working families who have yet to sign up for Tax-Free Childcare to find out how they could save money on their childcare costs in time for the school holidays.
17 May 2013
ISPCC Figures Show 800,000 Calls Made To Childline In 2012
Almost 800,000 calls were made to Childline in 2012, with one in three going unanswered, RTÉ have reported. The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s annual statistics for last year show that 14% of calls answered related to the issues of child abuse and welfare.
30 October 2018
Ireland Highly Ranked In Reducing Childhood Educational Inequality
Ireland has been ranked second out of 41 wealthy nations at reducing education inequality between children, according to UNICEF's latest Report Card.
21 July 2016
Family Courts System 'Not Child Centered' - ISPCC
One of the key issues for children in Ireland last year was parental separation and the processes surrounding it, the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) has revealed.