Deliver free safeguarding messages to ensure pupils know what abuse is in all its forms, how to keep themselves safe.
Since we began in April 2011 we have successfully delivered our programme into 80% of local schools and worked with over 100,000 children in Lancashire and the surrounding area. But our aim is to go to every school and speak to every child.
This is a free service, there is no cost involved.
ChildLine, a service provided by the NSPCC, receives around 2,500 call every day and research has shown that the over 80% of children who contact the ChildLine helpline for information, help and support are over 11 years old but we know that abuse often started many months, or even years, before. In addition we know that the majority of children subject to a Child Protection Plan are under the age of 11.
As a result, a new nationwide service called the NSPCC Schools Service has been developed to reach out to all primary school aged children encouraging them to speak to trusted adults if they have any worries or concerns.
Sadly many children who suffer abuse often don't recognise what is happening to them is wrong. Our pioneering Schools Service aims to reach out and empower these younger children by working in every primary school in the UK every two years.
We deliver safeguarding messages to ensure pupils know what abuse is in all its forms, how to keep themselves safe and also ensure they can identify someone to speak to if they are worried about anything.