The NSPCC came to the school on Thursday 5th October to talk to KS 1 & 2 pupils about how they have the right to ‘Speak Out & Stay Safe’. The representative from the NSPCC introduced them to ‘Buddy’ who encourages children, if they are worried about anything, to speak to a grown up they can trust or talk to Childline on 0800 1111. A child friendley action song prompted the children to remember the Childline number.
Visit the Childline site for more details – click on ‘Buddy’.
The older children had another session with the NSPCC on Thursday 19th October to talk about the subject in more depth.
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 nspcc.org.uk/schools
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 find out more and download the free resources at nspcc.org.uk/pants
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 nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/