School Service marks 10th Birthday

Children’s charity the NSPCC is celebrating 10 years of helping school children recognise and report abuse.

A special Speak Out, Stay Safe assembly will be held at a Brighton school marking the 10th birthday of NSPCC’s School Service. ‘Buddy’ the mascot, who will be lending a hand with celebrations, has helping volunteers deliver important safeguarding to millions of children across the nation. 

The charity’s free Speak out Stay safe service will be delivered to Key Stage 1 & 2 pupils at Elm Grove Primary School on Monday 16 March.

On average, at least two children in every primary school classroom will have experienced some form of abuse or neglect. Most children do not seek help or tell anyone what is happening until they are much older.

To help prevent abuse before it starts, specially trained NSPCC volunteers visit schools during the academic year and deliver interactive assemblies to children aged 4-11, plus a one hour classroom workshop for children in Years 5 and 6.

By the end of the visit the children understand the different forms of abuse and who they can turn to for help, including the NSPCC’s Childline service.

WHEN: Monday 16 March
Media arrive at 9.30am
WHERE: Elm Grove Primary School, Elm Grove, Brighton, BN2 3ES
EVENT: Assembly will begin at 9.50am (50-60 mins duration) for filming and audio NSPCC Spokesperson available School Spokesperson available Children may be willing to speak to media on the day

Please confirm your attendance before 12pm on Thursday 12 March, by emailing southeastpressoffice@nspcc.org.uk or calling 01634 564741.