Sheffield’s new NSPCC centre’s official launch

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SHEFFIELD’s newly-refurbished NSPCC centre is staging an official launch event on Tuesday to introduce its new services.

The centre, on George Street in the city centre, will be offering cutting-edge child protection services to some of the most vulnerable children and families in the community.

Its work will include programmes to support and protect looked-after children.

There is also an initiative for children whose parents have drug and alcohol problems and are at high risk of abuse or neglect, a sexual abuse therapeutic programme and a parental support service to help first-time parents to care for their baby.

Also based there will be a new programme which will provide children in care with a trusted adult to whom they can turn.

One of the NSPCC’s young ambassadors for looked after children will officially open the centre, while guests will hear from leading officer Tom Rahilly.

Over 80 people are expected to attend the launch event, including professionals from social care, health, education and voluntary organisations from across the city.