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Lisa Webb: 'Our teams have worked incredibly hard to find creative ways to work that suit the individual young person and their families and have continued regular contact with them through telephone calls and video calls'

Lisa Webb: 'Our teams have worked incredibly hard to find creative ways to work that suit the individual young person and their families and have continued regular contact with them through telephone calls and video calls'

Lisa Webb: 'Our teams have worked incredibly hard to find creative ways to work that suit the individual young person and their families and have continued regular contact with them through telephone calls and video calls'

A Belfast social worker has revealed that local children are needing NSPCC services more than ever as the lockdown continues across Northern Ireland.

Lisa Webb, who is team manager at the Belfast Service Centre, explained how services are being adapted.

She said: "Children need us now more than ever and it is important that refers know we remain open.

"The team delivers services including Letting the Future In (LTFI), which deals with children who have been sexually abused, Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together (DART), which focuses on domestic abuse recovery plus the preventative programme InCtrl," Ms Webb added.

"Our teams have worked incredibly hard to find creative ways to work that suit the individual young person and their families and have continued regular contact with them through telephone calls and video calls.

"Some of our work has been able to continue effectively, albeit in a changed format."

Belfast Telegraph