Keeping children safe is a cause to which we are all committed, and in light of this we were pleased to welcome Shelly, along with her mascot Buddy, from the NSPCC this week. Shelly and Buddy presented our Primary students with child-friendly ‘Speak Out, Stay Safe’ assemblies aimed at providing them with essential safeguarding information in a lively, interactive and memorable way. The assemblies aim to help children:
- understand abuse in all its forms and recognise the signs of abuse
- know how to protect themselves from all forms of abuse
- know how to get help, and the sources of help available to them, including the NSPCC’s Childline service.
Resources for Parents
The NSPCC website is a great source of information, advice and support regarding how to keep your children safe. We have shared some links to their website below, along with a number of downloadable resources.
A Guide to Being Share Aware
Help your child stay safe on social networks, apps and games.
DOWNLOAD: A parents’ guide to being Share Aware
Parental controls are an important way to keep your child safe online.
Let’s Talk PANTS!
Talking PANTS teaches children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they’re upset or worried.
DOWNLOAD: Guide for children
DOWNLOAD: Guide for parents
DOWNLOAD: Guidance for foster carers
DOWNLOAD: How to talk about keeping safe
DOWNLOAD: Why it’s important to talk PANTS
DOWNLOAD: Your questions answered