NSPCC Speak Out, Stay Safe
In the average primary school class, at least two children have suffered abuse or neglect which is why the NSPCC have developed the ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ programme which empowers staff to tackle difficult topics with their pupils and helps children understand:
- Abuse in all its forms and the signs of abuse
- Abuse is never a child’s fault
- Sources of help available to them, including Childline
This week the whole school heard these important messages via virtual assemblies provided by the NSPCC and presented by Ant and Dec. Years 2, 5 and 6 have workshops in the coming weeks to reinforce the these and explore some of the themes in more detail.
As a result, the children will be able to identify safe adults they can speak to if they are worried about themselves or a friend. They understand that by speaking up, they can get the help they need and are aware of the NSPCC ChildLine phone number as an extra source of support.
For more information about the programme and how you can reinforce these messages at home, please visit: