5th February 2018
The NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. programme is visiting our school on Tuesday 13th February to ensure our pupils have the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse.
Speak out. Stay safe. is a nationwide programme for every primary school aged child in the UK. With the help of mascot Buddy, specially trained staff from the charity will be presenting an assembly to the whole school, followed by workshops for Years Five and Six.
What is the Speak out. Stay safe. programme?
Information will be given to children about how to stay safe from harm and how to get help if they have any worries. Issues such as bullying and sexual abuse will be sensitively discussed without using scary words or adult language.
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 helps support the stay safe message that Gilded Hollins constantly promotes – and a number of child-friendly materials are available to help parents and carers 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 available for parents and carers, please visit their website nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/