The NSPCC’s ‘Speak out Stay safe’ aims to equip a generation of children with the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect. Children are taught to speak out if they are worried, either to a trusted adult or Childline.
Following positive feedback from schools, Speak out Stay safe assemblies are offered as an online resource only. Meanwhile, from summer 2022, face-to-face Speak out Stay safe workshops will be delivered in some areas as a follow-up to the online assemblies.
All primary schools – including Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)/Additional Support Needs (ASN)/Additional Language Needs (ALN) schools – can register for the programme by visiting the NSPCC website.
Speak out Stay safe online programme
The online version of the Speak out Stay safe programme is available for children aged 5 to 11. The programme has been backed by Ant and Dec and includes access to video assemblies and supporting resources for use in the classroom. A British Sign Language version is also available for d/Deaf children, while a specially adapted SEND version of Speak out Stay safe is also available.
Additional resources for schools and parent/carers are available on the NSPCC website.
Online safety hub
Understanding online safety is tricky for all ages, but the NSPCC’s Online Safety Hub has lots of advice to help you learn about staying safe online as a family. There’s information on a range of different online safety topics including gaming, social media, sharing nudes, parental controls and more.
You will also find online safety information for families of children with additional needs and disabilities. The NSPCC have worked with Ambitious about Autism and parents and carers of children with additional needs and disabilities to create these activities and resources.
If you have any questions about any of the above or any other ways the NSPCC can support your work, please contact Colette Hudson, Devon & Torbay Schools Coordinator:
How schools can support the NSPCC
If your school would like to hold a fundraiser for the NSPCC, their website has lots great fundraising of ideas. Your support will help the NSPCC protect more children through services like Speak Out Stay Safe, helping young people to recognise the signs of abuse and know to speak to someone if they’re worried.
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