13th June 2016
‘The NSPCC have launched the Speak out Stay safe programme so that a generation of children have the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect. We’re aiming to reach every primary school in the UK – and we’d love your school to be next.
The Speak out Stay safe programme, offered at no cost to schools, will ensure all children aged 4-11 learn this essential safeguarding information in a lively, interactive and memorable way. With the help of our mascot Buddy, the programme provides child-friendly, interactive assemblies and workshops to help children:
- understand abuse in all its forms and recognise the signs of abuse
- know how to protect themselves from all forms of abuse
- know how to get help, and the sources of help available to them, including our ChildLine service.’
Speak out Stay safe is delivered by specially trained NSPCC staff and volunteers. It consists of an assembly presentation for children aged 4-11 followed by a one hour classroom workshop for children in years 5/6. The programme links directly to the curriculum, helping with your school’s responsibility to provide evidence that they are meeting statutory requirements.