The below excerpt from their website explains more about the charity...
The NSPCC is inspired by a belief that we can make a difference for all children. That’s why we aim to end cruelty to children in the UK. Even if it takes many generations to realise it, we achieve much more for children by having this inspirational vision.
The way we work
The NSPCC needs to deliver the biggest impact it can, but our limited resources are only a fraction of the government and voluntary sector’s budget for children.
So all of our service, advice, support, campaigning and education activities are driven by these four principles:
focus on areas in which we can make the biggest difference
prioritise the children who are most at risk
learn what works best for them
create leverage for change.
When we have an idea we think will reduce harm to children, we test it. We measure it carefully to ensure that it works. If it does we tell others, in order to make sure that these new ideas and services are taken up by them to help other children.
The NSPCC's local services will concentrate on seven important issues and groups of children most at risk:
those who experience neglect
physical abuse in high-risk families (those families with violent adults, alcohol and drug abuse and mental health issues
those who experience sexual abuse
children under the age of one
children from certain black and minority ethnic (BME) communities
looked after children.
Putting it into practice
When we have an idea to reduce harm to children, we will test it. We'll measure it to ensure it works. If it does, we'll do everything we can to make sure that these new ideas and services are taken up to help other children.
To help end cruelty to children in the UK we:
create and deliver the services that are most effective at protecting children
provide advice and support for adults and professionals worried about a child
work with organisations to ensure they effectively protect children – and challenge those who do not
campaign for changes to legislation, policy and practice in order to keep children safe.
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We're thrilled to have handed Stroke Association Jersey a cheque for £1000 from the sale of our Royal Yacht burgers, a percentage from our online bookings and directly from charitable donations from our generous guests.
In Jersey alone each year over 125 persons will suffer a Stoke. Young, old, male and female, students and professionals, place in society does not matter, a Stroke can and will affect someone you know personally or a friend, acquaintance or colleague. This condition does not discriminate. It is a condition that can kill or leave permanent disabilities and conditions requiring rehabilitation such as Asphia (loss of speech), paralysis or impaired senses such as sight and other long term conditions.
Of all those who suffer a Stroke it is known 1/3 will not survive, 1/3 will rehabilitate and be able to continue an active life and 1/3 will require continued support and medical attention for life. In Jersey we have survivors from as young as 13 years old who have benefited and continue to benefit from our services. The services we provide are funded by donations and fundraising efforts.
In Jersey Stroke is the single biggest killer of women. A shocking statistic however a true statistic and one the Stroke Association is all too aware of.
The Stroke Association strive to provide support and care , education and awareness of preventative measures as well as raising funds to ensure the service we provide is maintained in Jersey and continues to improve and grow. We currently have a network of volunteers who work tirelessly to bring Stroke to the forefront of the local community and also work hard to raise funds. With the assistance of the Information and support team of 2 in the island our work is somewhat cut out for us and we are looking forward to making an impact in 2013 in raising awareness funds and in turn the services provided.
Our latest fundraising project saw 112 islanders successfully cycling from London to Paris in 3 days to raise awareness and funds. Islanders who were stroke survivors, friends and family and colleagues of survivors all took part in this fantastic challenge.
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