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NSPCC Speak Out, Stay Safe

The NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. programme is visiting our school to make sure our pupils  have the  knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse.

 This is a  nationwide programme for every primary-school-aged child in the UK and Channel Islands.     With  the help of their friendly mascot Buddy, they’ll be presenting an assembly and workshop to the     children in our school.

  "NSPCC has helped me to build the confidence to tell people about my worries and problems."            Child’s feedback

 What is the Speak out. Stay safe. programme?

Through child-friendly, interactive assemblies and workshops their specially trained staff and                     volunteers will give our children information about how to keep themselves safe from harm and  how   to get help if they have any worries, sensitively discussing issues like bullying and sexual abuse,                   without using scary words or adult language.

 We have studied the content of the materials and heard from other schools who have participated            and are extremely confident that they are appropriate for primary-school-aged children. By the  end   of their visit, we’re convinced children will feel empowered – knowing how they can speak out  and         stay saf

 "This service provides important information in a child-friendly way – it should be made                       mandatory in all schools. A brilliant service!" Teacher, Wistaston Primary, Crewe

 If you would like any more information about the NSPCC Speak out. Stay safe. programme,  including        frequently asked questions, you can find it on the NSPCC website or please             come in to speak to us so that we can provide more information.

 Talking about the Underwear Rule with your children

 The NSPCC’s work in schools will help 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 also find out more and download the free resources at this web site.

  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 here.