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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 safe.

            "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 into speak to me and I 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.