Speak out Stay safe
How does it work?
Volunteers like Michelle visit primary schools across the UK to give a generation of children the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect.
In 2017/18, our Speak out Stay safe volunteers visited over 8,000 schools and spoke to nearly 1.8 million children, teaching them that abuse is never OK.
But our aim is to visit every school so we can help to keep all children safe. And we can only do that with your support.
“I go into the schools and talk to the children about different ways that they can be hurt, and talk to them about speaking out to a trusted adult if anything’s making them sad, worried, anxious or frightened.”
Michelle / Speak out Stay safe volunteer
Explore the real stories behind our campaign
Letting the Future In helps children who've been sexually abused begin to rebuild theirs, thanks to trained practitioners like Chris.
Listening to children
Childline offers help and support to thousands of children and young people whenever they need us, thanks to counsellors like Sarah.
Nikki, one of our Baby Steps practitioners, delivers a programme which helps vulnerable parents cope with the pressures of a new baby.
Based on NSPCC research with 2,275 young people aged 11-17. 18.6 % of 11 to 17s, or approximately 1 in 5, reported severe maltreatment at some point in childhood.
This figure relates to their experiences so far in their lifetime; so either they have been abused (but no longer are being, but may still be suffering its effects), or they are currently being abused. It doesn't include what they might go on to experience before they reach adulthood.