Speak out Stay safe is a safeguarding programme offered by children’s charity the NSPCC for children aged 5 to 11 years old. It is available free to all primary schools across Oxfordshire.
It helps children, in an age-appropriate way, to understand:
abuse in all its forms and how to recognise the signs
that abuse is never a child’s fault and that they have the right to be happy and safe
where to get help and the sources of help available to them, including the NSPCC’s Childline service
Delivered virtually, the programme includes video assemblies and supportive resources for use in the classroom and there’s also a BSL version for deaf children, as well as a version that has been adapted for those with special educational needs and disabilities.
In 2020/21, the NSPCC delivered Speak out Stay safe online to 1,600 schools across the UK. The assemblies, which feature Ant and Dec, help children learn about different kinds of abuse and who to talk to if they're ever worried about themselves or a friend. They also learn about Childline, and how it can support them.
Speak out Stay safe is an effective way to support a school’s safeguarding duties and links directly to the curriculum, as well as helping reinforce key messages about abuse and neglect as part of a school’s teaching on healthy relationships.
For further information about how your school can take part please contact firstname.lastname@example.org