PM David Cameron goes back to school

Our school service teaches over 1 million children how to stay safe from abuse

David Cameron at front of assembly

Today, David Cameron attended our Speak out Stay safe assembly in action. Since we started in 2011, our assemblies have reached over 1 million children across the UK.

Mr Cameron was joined by NSPCC Chief Executive Peter Wanless as they met head teacher Ian Moore and pupils from Eynsham Community Primary School.

Our volunteers have visited more than 15,000 primary schools, aiming to give a generation of children the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect.

"Children who suffer abuse often don't recognise what is happening to them is wrong. In many cases abuse has been going on for some time before they find the courage to speak out."
Peter Wanless / NSPCC Chief Executive

David Cameron and Peter WanlessDavid Cameron, Prime Minister said:
"It was very encouraging to speak with the pupils today about what they have learned from the NSPCC 'Speak Out. Stay Safe.' assembly.

"Building children's understanding of abuse and neglect will empower them to stay safe.

"The Government is absolutely committed to preventing these terrible crimes and ensuring every child gets the support they need. That is why we have set up the first ever Ministerial Child Protection Taskforce to overhaul the way police, schools, social services and others work together in tackling this abuse."

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.

Our work with schools

Speak out. Stay safe.

Our programme (formerly Childline Schools Service) supports specially trained staff and volunteers to talk to primary school children about abuse.
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