Publicity & Media
SupportLine is regularly used as a source of referral by the media to accompany television and radio programmes of a sensitive nature where it is felt that viewers may be in need of support and information.
The BBC Audience Lines have used SupportLine as a referral to accompany a number of programmes which has included:
- Radio 1:"One Life Campaign" - issues affecting young people
- Radio 1: Sunday Surgery - relating to issues affecting young people
- Radio 4: Choice - Michael Buerk interview with survivor of abuse
- BBC "Hitting Home" series - domestic violence
- BBC "Eastenders" - child abuse and domestic violence
- BBC "Grange Hill" - bullying and relationships
- BBC Scotland Frontline - rape
- BBC "My Little Secret" - child abuse
- BBC series "Hunt for Britain's Paedophiles" - child abuse
- BBC "Kenyon Confronts Open to Abuse" - child abuse
- BBC "Real Men" - child abuse
- BBC "Obsessive Compulsive Disorders" - compulsive disorders
- BBC "My Son The Killer" - murder
- BBC "Life's Too Short" - relationships
- BBC "Panorama" - Seroxat
- BBC series relating to Bullying - school and workplace bullying
- BBC 'Hunt for Britain's Paedophiles' - Child Abuse, Paedophiles
- BBC series relating to Care - Children In Care and Leaving Care
We have also been used by Broadcasting Support Services as a referral to accompany a number of programmes which has included:
- "Skinny Women" - body image, eating disorders and self harm.
- "Hollyoaks" - rape and domestic violence.
- "The Dresser" - Jane Andrews (dresser to Sarah Ferguson), murder and suicide
- "The Gary Glitter Story" - child abuse, paedophiles
- We have been used by Channel 5 after programmes which have included:
- "Oprah Winfrey" - rape
- "CSI (Criminal Scene Investigation) - If These Walls Could Talk" - rape
- "Law and Order" - rape
- "Freshman Fall" - date rape
Other programmes which have used SupportLine as a source of referral have included the daily talk programmes "Kilroy", "Trisha" and "This Morning".
Callers are also referred to SupportLine by:
- Health Visitors
- Social Workers
- Youth Leaders
- Social Workers
- Mental Health Teams
- Police Community Safety Units
- Police Child Protection Teams
- Scotland Yard's Anti-Paedophile Unit.
Callers are also passed our number by a wide range of other agencies which have included:
- Get Connected
- Salvation Army
- NHS Direct
- British Red Cross
- Toast, Headway
- National Debtline
- Women's Aid
- Citizen Advice Bureaux
SupportLine was also used as a source of referral by the Met. Police Serious Crime Group Child Protection Team to give support to survivors of abuse in relation to the prosecution and conviction of a paedophile which received national press coverage.
Publicity & Media
7th January 2021
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