LFC Foundation and NSPCC team up to help children in the city area
The LFC Foundation is partnering with the NSPCC to help improve the lives of children in the city area – forming the first official partnership of its kind between the children’s charity and a Premier League club foundation.
The LFC Foundation is already working to support young people in Liverpool and beyond, as well as NSPCC practitioners based at the charity’s Hargreaves Center. Childline volunteers are also based on the Great Homer Street charity website and speak to thousands of children across the country each month.
The Foundation and the NSPCC will work together to support even more children and families in the city area, directing them to the resources and help they may need, educating adults, parents and supporters. with tips on how to spot signs that something might not be right. young people in their region.
Liverpool FC mascot Mighty Red welcomed NSPCC’s Pantosaurus mascot to Anfield to launch the new partnership, which will aim to provide essential support to children and young people who have been particularly affected by the pandemic.
Matt Parish, CEO of the LFC Foundation, said:
âWe are two organizations born in the same city and by working together as a single team we can help achieve a common ambition to help and support children and young people in our city. The people of Liverpool care for each other and by working together we can make our city and our society a safer place.
âWe are delighted to be the first Premier League club foundation to have an official partnership with the NSPCC and the opportunity to build on the work we have done together to date. We are already making a difference, but we want to do more and by working together we can help solve one of the biggest issues facing children and families in our urban area.
In addition to promoting the NSPCC and its local activities and campaigns throughout the year, Liverpool FC and Foundation staff will be able to access the charity’s saving advice and additional expertise throughout partnership, ensuring that the club can continue to provide top-notch service. experience for children who work with the Academy club, at the Foundation, for young supporters who visit matches and their families.
Liverpool FC backup director John Pout said:
âEveryone has a role to play in caring for children, even more so with the effects of the pandemic. Thanks to the combined commitment and expertise of the LFC Foundation and the NSPCC, we know we can do more together.
The foundation and children’s charity originated in the city of Liverpool – with the Liverpool Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children founded in the city in 1883 and eventually becoming the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children under patronage of Queen Victoria. in 1889.
Tess O’Callaghan, Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships at NSPCC, said:
âThe pandemic has had a huge impact on young people, with the NSPCC’s Childline service having conducted more than 61,000 counseling sessions with children across the country on mental health alone since the start of the first lockdown.
âThis is the NSPCC’s first partnership with a Premier League team, and we are very happy to be working with such a prestigious club on a groundbreaking initiative to help support and protect children and young people across the region. Liverpool. .
âWhile the long-term effects of the pandemic on children are still unknown, we anticipate a huge demand for services to help young people and families in the region and across the country. By working with amazing partners like the LFC Foundation, we can ensure that every child gets the support they need when they need it most. It is vital that we all play our part in protecting children, and every fan, supporter and resident of Liverpool can help us to do so.
Going forward, the partnership will play a leading role in publicizing Mental Health Awareness Week (May 10-16), throughout the city, with videos, activities and workshops to help families to be active and outdoors together, and examine early interventions and preventive measures. .
To find out how you can support the NSPCC and LFC Foundation campaign to fight child abuse, visit www.liverpoolfc.com/foundation and join the fight for every childhood.