Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

LAST year was a great year for the NSPCC school ser­vice.

My vol­un­teers and I reached more pri­mary school chil­dren than ever be­fore dur­ing our work­shops and as­sem­blies – help­ing to keep them safe from abuse.

Last year, we spoke with more than 3,382 chil­dren in Buck­ing­hamshire through 43 school vis­its.

Now the new term has started, my team and I are look­ing for­ward to talk­ing to even more chil­dren aged be­tween four and 11, but we need your help.

The ‘Speak Out, Stay Safe’ pro­gramme is enor­mously im­por­tant as it gives chil­dren the lan­guage and con­fi­dence they need to talk about their wor­ries, and the knowl­edge they need to keep them­selves safe.

I can’t do that with­out the help of vol­un­teers. Can you help?

With a min­i­mum com­mit­ment of as lit­tle as three morn­ing or af­ter­noon vis­its a month, you can make a big dif­fer­ence to chil­dren.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit: www.nspcc.org.uk, email me at kelly.mid­dled­itch@nspcc.org.uk or call 07789858180.

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