How does it work?
Our Speak out Stay safe programme, offered at no cost to schools, will ensure all children aged 5-11 learn this essential safeguarding information in a lively, interactive and memorable way. By the end of our visit we know pupils feel empowered and can speak out and stay safe.
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.
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Explanation: Over the next 5 years we're expanding our Speak out Stay safe programme with the aim of reaching every primary school in the UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man every other year.
Help children speak out and stay safe
How is the programme delivered?
Speak out Stay safe is delivered by specially trained NSPCC staff and volunteers. It consists of an assembly presentation for children aged 5-11 followed by a one hour classroom workshop for children in years 5/6 (England and Wales) and P6/7 (Northern Ireland and Scotland). In Wales, the programme can be delivered bilingually.
The programme links directly to the curriculum, helping with your school's responsibility to provide evidence that they are meeting statutory requirements.
How your school can support us
We believe it's important that our Speak out Stay safe programme is available to every primary school at no cost to the school.
As a charity we can only provide this programme to schools thanks to our many generous supporters. We rely on 87% of our income from members of the public – funding vital services for children, including our work with schools.
We can build in a number of fundraising activities into the programme. These are not only exciting for your pupils but will also mean we can help keep even more children safe.
If your school would like to do this, we’d love to discuss the many ways that we can help you with fundraising.
School fundraising ideas
Keeping children safe
Helping schools protect children from abuse and neglect
Help children like Sam
In an average primary school class, at least 2 children have suffered abuse or neglect. But with your help we can be there to listen and respond quickly.