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UK-based charity to launch child abuse hotline in Jamaica

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2016 | 5:30 AM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

United Kingdom (UK)-based charity, Ellen Pearl Outreach Children’s Charity, is to launch a hotline for children facing abuse this month.

Trustee member and local representative, Joy Crooks, says the hotline will allow children to anonymously call in and report their abusers and receive counseling.

Crooks says the calls will be handled by trained personnel.

She says the charity is collaborating with key stakeholders and agencies that will play a part in getting help to the children.

 

Ellen Pearl Outreach Children’s Charity Trustee, Mrs Joy Crooks

She says Jamaicans in the UK are very concerned about the high number of child abuse cases in the country and have decided to come together to help reduce the incidents.

The hotline will be launched at a ceremony scheduled for May 27.