Teach­ing pupils to stay safe

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - YOURVIEWS -

It’s been a very busy year for NSPCC Schools Ser­vice in our area.

Our vol­un­teers vis­ited 23 schools and spoke to 8,204 chil­dren through our Speak Out Stay Safe pro­gramme across Peter­bor­ough.

Our Speak Out Stay Safe pro­gramme en­sures chil­dren aged five to 11 learn es­sen­tial safe­guard­ing in­for­ma­tion in a lively, in­ter­ac­tive and mem­o­rable way.

By the end of our visit we know pupils feel em­pow­ered and can speak out and stay safe.

Thanks to the ef­forts of vol­un­teers we can pro­vide as­sem­blies and work­shops to help chil­dren un­der­stand abuse in all its forms, know how to pro­tect them­selves, and to iden­tify their trusted adults and sources of help avail­able to them, in­clud­ing our Child­line ser­vice.

Our fully trained vol­un­teers truly be­lieve that every child has the right to a happy child­hood and help em­power chil­dren to have the knowl­edge and un­der­stand­ing to stay safe from abuse and ne­glect.

Th­ese fan­tas­tic vol­un­teers have worked ex­tremely hard and their com­mit­ment to help­ing chil­dren is im­pres­sive.

The dif­fer­ence they have made to chil­dren’s lives is huge and I would like to thank them for their time and en­ergy over the past year and look for­ward to work­ing with them in the new school year.

If you would like to help chil­dren and em­power school com­mu­ni­ties to fight for every child to have a happy child­hood, then please get in touch with me via the e mail ad­dress be­low to find out more about join­ing our team.

Michelle New­ton Area co-or­di­na­tor

Peter­bor­ough NSPCC Schools Ser­vice

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