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NSPCC’s Boole House in Coventry.
How the NSPCC is helping children in Coventry
Tucked away in a side street near Coventry city centre, the NSPCC's Boole House is a modest building with ambitious aims. They deliver services at the cutting edge of Child Protection.
They offer innovative services to help children whose lives have been harmed by sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, as well as vulnerable children under one. They also identify safeguarding issues for children whose parents live with mental health issues.
One of the front-line workers at Boole House, said the centre allowed them to bring groups of at-risk children together in a environment where they felt safe.
|"Bringing them here means that they're away from school, they're away from home and they're not identified," she said. "Our office is away from town, and we will go and collect the children if we have to."|
The charity's high-profile Full Stop campaign talks of ending cruelty to children - the staff of 10 in Coventry, and a small army of supporting volunteers, face the daunting challenge of making that happen in the city.
Cases like that of Daniel Pelka, the four-year-old Coventry boy who died at the hands of his mother and her partner, may make it seem like the charity is shooting for the moon.
The money raised is being ring fenced for use at Boole House in Coventry
Coventry is the second worst city in the country outside of London for abuse or neglect of children
Shocking new government statistics say more than one in 20 Coventry children need social services protection from abuse or neglect
A total of 3,278 youngsters fell into that category in Coventry according to the latest figures from 2015. That represents just over five per cent of the 61,700 children living in Coventry.
Coventry Evening Telegraph