Help pupils speak out and stay safe

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Views -

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 and em­pow­er­ing them to speak out about any wor­ries they may have.

Last year, we spoke with more than 4,791 chil­dren in Cam­bridgeshire through 64 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?

Vol­un­teer­ing is a fan­tas­tic way to give some­thing back whilst also learn­ing newskills and meet­ing new peo­ple.

The NSPCC, a nd our friendly team of vol­un­teers, give you all the train­ing and sup­port you need to feel con­fi­dent in your role.

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

For more in­for­ma­tion visit: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/ what-you-can-do/vol­un­teer- or-work- for- us/vol­un­teer­child­line-schools-ser­vice/ Or you can email me at michelle.new­ton@nspcc.org. uk or call 07970 608843. Michelle New­ton NSPCC schools ser­vice area co­or­di­na­tor Peter­bor­ough and North Cam­bridgeshire

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