Childline closes its services again as weather conditions begin to deteriorate further

first_img Share2 Tweet Email Updated at 4.15pmTHE ISPCC’S CHILDLINE listening service has closed from 4pm today due to the poor weather conditions being experienced across the country.Childline offers children and young people free, non-judgemental phone line, live text and webchat services 365 days a year.A Status Red weather warning has been issued for the entire country until midday tomorrow.The government has urged everyone in a red area to be at home from 4pm today until 12 noon tomorrow and to not take chances on the roads.With that in mind, the charity said it has closed its services from 4pm today until it is safe to re-open.The charity also closed its call, text and webchat services overnight in order to protect the health and safety of its staff and volunteers who usually travel to Childline centres to answer calls 24 hours a day. However, it re-opened at 8am today for a period of time.The ISPCC has advised that it is monitoring conditions and advice from Met Éireann throughout the day.Any child or young person in danger, or in need of immediate help is advised to contact their local garda station or emergency services at 999 or 112.Read: LIVE: Status Red warning nationwide as Ireland braces for blizzard conditionsMore: Here are the stores, banks and post offices closing today due to the weather Short URL 9 Comments 9,543 Views Mar 1st 2018, 10:25 AM Childline closes its services again as weather conditions begin to deteriorate further The government has urged everyone across the country to be at home from 4pm today. By Hayley Halpin Image: Shutterstock/RimDream Image: Shutterstock/RimDream Thursday 1 Mar 2018, 4:13 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more