Asian helpline

Teachers needing advice on how to cope with suspected cruelty or sexual abuse among Asian pupils can now call helplines run by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

The helplines, staffed by workers from the Asian community, can also assist Asian people with problems such as social exclusion, bullying, child care legislation and culture. The free helpline is open between 11am and 7pm Monday to Friday on the following numbers: BengaliSylheti 0800 096 7714; Gujarati 0800 096 7715; Hindi 0800 096 7716; Punjabi 0800 096 7717; Urdu 0800 096 7718; English Asian Service 0800 096 7719.

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