Speak out, Stay Safe - NSPCC
As you know, the NSPCC visited our school last week and delivered their Speak out. Stay safe. assembly to share information with your child about how they can keep themselves safe from harm and get help if they have any worries.
This was followed by a workshop for Years 5 and 6, which was a 60 minute classroom based presentation. It has been specifically designed for primary school age children and all deliveries are provided in a sensitive and child-friendly way. The assembly and workshop(s) were given by ChildLine staff and trained ChildLine volunteers and pupils were supported by school staff throughout.
It was a very worthwhile and empowering session for both pupils and teachers. They spoke to the children and staff about the valuable work they do across the country, and talked about how important it is for everyone in our school community to join them in their ‘fight for every childhood’.
Every child that attended the assembly received a thank you in the form of a Speak out - Stay safe buddy sticker. We want them to wear it with pride.
Talking about the Underwear Rule with your children
The NSPCC’s work in schools helps encourage conversations about staying safe – and they have a number of child-friendly materials to help you carry on the conversation afterwards. That includes ‘The Underwear Rule’, a simple way for parents to help keep children safe from sexual abuse – without using scary words or even mentioning sex.
The guide uses the rules of PANTS to teach children that their body belongs to them and them alone. You can find out more and download the free resources at nspcc.org.uk/pants.
If you’d like to know more about the NSPCC’s work, or take a look at the wide range of information and advice which is available for parents and carers, please visit their website nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/.