Search

The Bill star Beth Cordingly backs NSPCC Childline service in Camden schools

09:00 31 August 2014

Left to right: NSPCC workers Kelly Thorndick and Kelly Evans with actress Beth Cordingly holding 1119 balloons outside the charity

Left to right: NSPCC workers Kelly Thorndick and Kelly Evans with actress Beth Cordingly holding 1119 balloons outside the charity's offices in Greenland Place, Camden Town. Picture: Polly Hancock.

Archant

TV actress Beth Cordingly has celebrated the success of a new child abuse awareness service which has reached hundreds of Camden children.

The 36-year-old, best known for her starring role in former ITV series The Bill, visited the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) building in Camden Town to celebrate the work carried out through the charity’s ChildLine Schools Service on Tuesday.

Between April and July, NSPCC volunteers brought the service to 1,119 children in schools across north London, including 375 children in Camden.

Mother-of-one Ms Cordingly, a longtime supporter of the NSPCC, said: “It’s great news that the ChildLine Schools Service has been able to get these really important messages out to so many children in north London.

“As a mother myself I can’t stand the thought of any child being hurt, and to think that they’re suffering in silence and don’t know who to turn to makes it even worse.

“The ChildLine Schools Service is a brilliant way to reach young children who need support.”

Ms Cordingly joined NSPCC staff at their office in Greenland Place for a special photocall holding one-metre high, helium-filled balloons spelling out “1,119” – the number of children reached by the service.

The ChildLine Schools Service sends specially-trained volunteers to primary schools to talk to children about abuse, giving them the skills to protect themselves and showing them where to go to for help.

The service in north London has been part-funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, which donated £80,000 to the NSPCC.

ChildLine area coordinator Kelly Thorndick said: “NSPCC research shows that, on average, at least two children in every primary classroom will have suffered some form of abuse or neglect, but we also know that the majority of children who contact our helpline are aged over 11 and often talk about abuse that happened months or even years earlier.

“With the help of the funding award from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery we hope to deliver the service to more than 5,300 children in 54 schools across north London during this financial year.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hampstead Highgate Express visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hampstead Highgate Express staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hampstead Highgate Express account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Saturday, February 6, 2016
The Mayor of Haringey Cllr Jennifer Mann, signs Hornsey Pensioners Action group's Dignity Action Day petition  calling for Better Care Now! Photo: Nigel Sutton

Intrepid members of Hornsey Pensioners’ Action Group braved Storm Henry to call for the rights of elderly people as part of Dignity Action Day on February 1.

Saturday, February 6, 2016
The Highgate Society debated the economics of austerity with Vicky Pryce, and Ewen Stewart with students, Benedict Milner from Highgate School and Zelda Feldman from La Sainte Union School.

Vicky Pryce, the Greek-born economist who was jailed for perverting the course of justice, told an audience in Highgate last night that austerity is not the answer to the UK’s economic problems.

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Lynne Featherstone celebrates the release of her book Equal Ever After outoside the House of Lords. Photo: Polly Hancock

Lynne Featherstone, former MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, didn’t waste much time after losing her seat in the Lib Dem cull of last year’s general election.

Saturday, February 6, 2016
The Queen Mother opening the hospice

It is a national charity which traces its roots to Hampstead – and now it is appealing for new recruits in its hospice.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Crouch End neighbourhood forum members Dave Winskill, Sally Mustoe & Mark Afford

Friday, February 5, 2016
Headteacher John Dowd spoke at the tribunal. Picture: Nigel Sutton

An employment tribunal has today rejected a former teaching assistant’s claims that she was discriminated against because of her disability.

Friday, February 5, 2016
James Flanagan was jailed for the assault

A Kentish Town man has been jailed for a “sustained, cowardly and vicious” attack which left a top sports journalist in a coma.

Friday, February 5, 2016
The proposed strike has been called off Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

A 48-hour Tube strike due to start tomorrow evening has been called off.

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe