HRH The Countess of Wessex was in Liverpool on Wednesday 24 April to visit the NSPCC Service Centre in Everton to see how it’s vital services are helping children and young people across the region.
Accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant of Liverpool, Dame Lorna Muirhead, Her Royal Highness was given a tour of the centre by the NSPCC’s regional head of service Bernadette Oxley, and met with members of staff and practitioners to hear about the charity’s pioneering services. These include programmes to protect children under one, a programme to support children in care and one to help children in high risk families. She also met with staff and volunteers from the City’s ChildLine base, who offer confidential, 24-hour telephone and online counselling for children and young people who need advice.
The visit was sponsored by Spire Liverpool Hospital who are supporters of the Hargreaves NSPCC and all of the very valuable work they do.