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St Gabriel’s

St Gabriel’s

NSPCC 'Speak Out. Stay Safe'

The NSPCC’s ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ programme is visiting our school to make sure our pupils have the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse.

We are pleased to tell you that we will be working with the NSPCC, the UK’s leading children’s charity, who will be delivering their ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ programme on Monday 23 September 2019. This is a nationwide programme for every primary-school-aged child in the UK and Channel Islands. With the help of their friendly mascot Buddy, they will be presenting an assembly to the Junior School children (Years 1-6) as well as a workshop for Years 5 and 6.

What is the ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ programme?

Through child-friendly, interactive assemblies and workshops the NSPCC specially trained volunteer will give our children information about how to keep themselves safe from harm and how to get help if they have any worries, sensitively discussing issues like bullying and sexual abuse, without using scary words or adult language.

We have studied the content of the materials and heard from other schools who have participated and are extremely confident that they are appropriate for primary-school-aged children. By the end of their visit, we’re convinced children will feel empowered – knowing how they can speak out and stay safe.

If you would like any more information about the ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ programme you can visit the NSPCC website  or come in to speak Peter Dove, Head of Junior School.