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ISPCC Childline and the Vodafone Ireland Foundation are delighted to announce a major 5 year partnership that aims to keep children safe by keeping them connected.

The Partnership will;

  • provide the charity with €2 million in direct funding from the Vodafone Foundation over 5 years
  • provide a commitment to covering the call costs for the Childline service for 10 years until 2026
  • update Childline’s technologies and service infrastructure to modernise and broaden out access to the service in line with the changing needs of children
  • offer additional resources including Vodafone’s Be Strong Online Programme, to support children and parents through some of the issues they face in today’s digital society
  • leverage and engage Vodafone’s 2,000 employees raise further funds for Childline

 

In 2014 ISPCC’s unique support service for children and young people responded to almost 500,000 calls and online contacts.
Over the last 10 years, Childline has experienced a 75% increase in children seeking support online.
Through this new partnership, with Vodafone’s support, the charity will now be in a position to develop a new total communications infrastructure which will improve children’s access to Childline and provide a 24hr online digital platform.

The partnership comes with the support of Vodafone’s 2,000 employees, who have pledged to raise additional much needed funds for Childline through a range of fundraising activities over the course of the partnership.