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21/10/2021

Increase in calls to Foyle Childline

There has been an increase in the number of children and young people contacting the Derry office of Childline.

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There has been an increase in the number of children and young people contacting the Derry office of Childline.

In 2018/19, Childline delivered 461 counselling sessions to children from Northern Ireland – an increase of 32% from 349 in 2015/16.

Across its UK bases, in 2018/19 Childline delivered 24,447 counselling sessions to young people plagued by a sense of despair, a three-year increase of a quarter (25%).

Childline’s base in Belfast delivered 2,765 of those counselling sessions to children across the UK in 2018/19, while the service’s base in Foyle delivered 3

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