Helpline and training services
We see countless headlines of children as young as 3 years old, raped and murdered. These headlines remain extremely disturbing. This should not be happening to children. Homes, schools, education institutes and public places should be a safe environment for children and young people.
We need to protect our children and young people from becoming headlines of abuse and torture.
By raising awareness of sexual abuse, empowering children and young people and by creating safe spaces in our society we can prevent abuse. Through this programme, we aim to take necessary and essential steps to prevent abuse from happening by raising awareness of abuse, bullying, harassment, discrimination and racism. By advocating children and young people’s rights to safeguarded environments and improved living conditions we intend to remain committed to listening to and believing in children and young people and aim to:
- provide workshops, school assemblies, training sessions, presentations and informal talks
- teach children how to identify abuse and seek help while educating adults how to respond
- set-up helplines for children, young people and adults
- create safe spaces ("Your SCYP") for children and young people where they feel free to speak up
“Your SCYP” is our collective effort to provide safe spaces for connecting, learning and empowering.
We will launch “Your SCYP” centres in local areas to bring the community together on one platform and develop ways for child protection locally. As part of this programme, we will devise a strategy, in partnership with government and public institutions, that works for the prevention of child sexual abuse.
We aim to remain contextual and develop child-centred approaches, simultaneously promoting the culture of safety, prevention, protection and equality.
Through this programme, we will also be working with young people to prevent them from developing harmful behaviour. We can achieve this together by ensuring that children, young people and their parents are supported in learning ways to prevent sexual abuse from happening. At present, a social stigma prevents people from coming out and speak up. However, as a society, we need to empower and support each other.
With your help, we can establish “Your SCYP” centres in areas where they are needed the most for supporting children and young people and training adults to take appropriate action so that we can connect, empower and learn why abuse happens and how it can be prevented. We aim to educate children and young people by providing workshops, school assemblies, training sessions, presentations and informal talks, teaching children how to identify abuse and seek help.
Preventing abuse is our matter and this is our responsibility.
We intend to set up SCYP helplines by working in partnership with the public and private sector in the areas where these helplines do not exist at all. We aim to set up a permanent nationwide 24/7 helpline for children and young people of up to 20 years of age. The purpose of setting up helplines is to provide children, young people and adults with a resource of help and an initiative to act instantly before it’s too late.
We will teach children and young people how to speak out and stay safe and that there is nothing wrong with asking for help.
These helplines will support children and young people in need and provide them with support, information and counselling they need to keep themselves safe in areas where help and support are negligible.