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NSPCC schools service

The NSPCC’s ‘Speak out Stay safe’ is a session available to all primary schools in the UK. It aims to equip a generation of children with the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect. Children are taught to speak out if they are worried, either to a trusted adult or Childline.

So far, they’ve visited more than 20,000 primary schools – and they would love your school to be next.

With the help of mascot Buddy, the programme provides child-friendly, interactive assemblies and workshops delivered by specially trained staff and volunteers to help children:

  • understand abuse in all its forms and recognise the signs
  • know how to protect themselves from all forms of abuse
  • know how to get help, and the sources of help available to them

By the end of the visit, children feel empowered and know how they can speak out and stay safe.

“NSPCC has helped me to build the confidence to tell people about my worries and problems.” – child

“We have had the Schools Service in our school today doing a KS1 and KS2 Assembly. I really liked the simple way the message is put across in an age appropriate way the children can understand, it was done in a relaxed way with the help of Buddy the mascot to deliver the serious message. Thank you to the Schools Service” – Safeguarding Officer White Rock Primary Devon

“Thank you for a very informative presentation and session last week with the Yr5 and Yr6 children which I think all the children benefited from, we would like to recommend this service to all schools.” – Year 5 Teacher Marpool Exmouth Primary

“I like Buddy he helped me learn to Speak Out if I have any worries and to feel it’s O.K. to speak about things that worry me” – child

Book your Speak out Stay safe visit today

The programme consists of an assembly presentation for all children followed by an hour long workshop for Years 5/P6 and 6/P7. The materials have been developed to meet the needs of all children and support their learning in an appropriate and engaging way. Information and resources are also provided to share with parents ahead of and after the visit.

If you feel the Speak out. Stay safe. programme would benefit the children in your school and want to join thousands of schools already taking part, please get in touch with the NSPCC Schools Service Area Coordinator for Devon and Torbay, Colette Hudson on 07710147899 or

If you are concerned that a child is being abused please call

0345 155 1071

or email

Professionals should complete the MASH contact form.

If it’s an emergency call 999