We have recently had a whole school assembly promoting the NSPCC and their campaign for children to “Speak out and Stay Safe”. Speak out Stay safe is a session available to all primary schools in the UK. It aims to equip a generation of children with the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect. Children are taught to speak out if they are worried, either to a trusted adult or Childline.
Year 5 & 6 pupils are also having 1-hour workshops in school this week with NSPCC staff to explore to encourage them to feel empowered – knowing how they can speak out and stay safe. As a class they explore the topics in more detail using engaging exercises to look at different situations and decide what's OK and what's not OK.
Both the assembly and workshops are offered to our school at no cost. Pupils are taught a fun way to remember the Childline telephone number, the number is free to ring and the type of support they can get. There are online chat rooms and access to a counsellor. Once again this is a free service.