Pupils from Wallace Prep recently took part in the NSPCC’s Speak out Stay Safe Programme. This programme aims to teach pupils the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect. Pupils enjoyed learning essential safeguarding information in a lively, interactive and memorable way.
With the help of the mascot Buddy, the programme provided child-friendly, interactive assemblies and workshops to help children understand, recognise and help protect themselves from abuse, know how to get help, and the sources of help available to them, including the ChildLine service.
Head of Wallace Prep Mr Lawther said, “One of the biggest issues with abuse is that, too often, children who suffer abuse don’t actually recognise what is happening is wrong and it can be a long time before they speak out. I hope that through this programme our pupils will feel empowered to be able to speak out to a trusted adult if they feel unsafe."