On Monday 26 April, Michael Fabricant supported the call of the National
Society for the Prevention for Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) for everyone who
is in contact with children and young people – through work or voluntary
activity – to complete child protection awareness training, such as the
NSPCC’s EduCare programme.
The MP supported this call by signing a pledge board at the charity’s annual
parliamentary reception in the House of Commons. See photo. A number of
celebrities were also present at the event and were thanked for their help
in raising money for the charity by the NSPCC. Their awards were presented
by Children’s Minister Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MBE MP.
Michael Fabricant says: "Many people work with children including school
cleaning staff and bus drivers who may not have received formal training on
how to relate to children in stressful circumstances. How would you handle
a young child if he or she started to tell you about some form of abuse?
The EduCare programme gives training in this and other areas and is very
The EduCare training programme is run by the NSPCC. More details can be
found on the NSPCC website.