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NSPCC -Speak Out, Stay Safe

What is the Speak out. Stay safe. programme?

The Speak out. Stay safe. programme consists of separate assemblies for KS1 and KS2, followed by an hour-long workshop for years 5 and 6. The sessions give children the knowledge and understanding they need to help them stay safe from abuse and neglect. I have attached a summary document with more information on the content of each of these sessions. Please also take a look at our fantastic video at to see our programme in action.

With the help of our mascot Buddy, the programme provides child-friendly, age-appropriate interactive assemblies and workshops to help children:

  • understand abuse in all its forms
  • know how to protect themselves
  • know how to access sources of help, including our Childline service.

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

“I feel confident in the NSPCC, in their delivery and expertise, and wholeheartedly recommend the work they undertake in schools” – Teacher’s feedback

The programme complements the statutory guidance for Relationships Education (compulsory from 2020) which states that primary schools “should teach pupils the knowledge they need to recognise and to report abuse”. Speak out. Stay safe. has been designed to link directly to the PSHE curriculum and can also help you to provide evidence that your school is meeting safeguarding requirements.

The programme is offered at no cost to schools because we think that it is so important that all children receive these messages. We do ask all schools if they would be willing to hold a fundraising event to support the NSPCC. If your school choose to fundraise we have a range of engaging and memorable fundraising activities available.

If you are interested please contact [email protected]