CHARITY: Offering support to young people

CHILDLINE Gibraltar has received more call-outs to assist detained juveniles in six weeks than it does in an entire year.

Over this period, the charity’s volunteers have been called out 26 times to assist detained juveniles when their parents or guardians either refuse or are unable to attend the police station.

Childline Gibraltar was jointly launched by Dame Esther Rantzen from ChildLine UK and John Cameron from the NSPCC in on June 28 2006.

Its free telephone helpline went live that evening at an office provided rent-free by Saccone & Speed.