NSPCC Speak out. Stay Safe.

**PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY POSTPONED AND MORE INFORMATION WILL FOLLOW IN DUE COURSE**

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.

 I’m pleased to tell you that we will be working with the NSPCC, the UK’s leading children’s charity, who’ll be delivering their Speak out. Stay safe. programme here at school. Below is a list of key dates in relation to the programme:

  • Tuesday 17th March – NSPCC Speak out. Stay Safe. assemblies.
  • Friday 20th March – NSPCC school fundraising event.
  • Tuesday 31st March – NSPCC Speak out. Stay Safe. Year 5 and 6 workshops.
  • Friday 3rd April – NSPCC Speak out. Stay safe. thank you assembly.

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’, the NSPCC be presenting an assembly to the children in our school as well as a workshop for Years 5 and 6. 

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.

Talking PANTS 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 ‘Talk PANTS’, 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/parents 

“NSPCC has helped me to build the confidence to tell people about my worries and problems.” Child’s feedback

 “My daughter thought the volunteers were fantastic, really real people, very warm and friendly.” Sally, Prestatyn

Fundraising

As a charity, the NSPCC can only provide these vital resources thanks to the financial support and generosity of their supporters. This is why I am delighted to inform you that our school has chosen to support the valuable work of the NSPCC by taking part in a fundraising event, and we would really value your support and encouragement. In readiness for our fundraising event, your child(ren) will be coming home with a sponsorship form on the 17th March and collection envelope that you can use to raise money in support of the NSPCC. Our school council has chosen the activity for the fundraising event and this is an obstacle course.

If you would like any more information about the Speak out. Stay safe. programme you can visit the NSPCC website nspcc.org.uk/buddy

To view a copy of the letter in relation to this event, please click here:

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