Following our NSPCC 'Speak Out' workshop in 2018, our dedicated House Captains felt we could do more, as a school, to help young individuals equip themselves with the knowledge and understanding required to stay safe from abuse and neglect.
Therefore, they have recently developed a system called 'Speak Out Safe' where children are encouraged and taught to speak out if they are worried. Children can speak with their respective House Captains or post a worried message in their class 'Speak Out Safe/ Box', which is then collected and followed up by a respective Captain. Our NSPCC mascot, Buddy, helps us to spread the message in a child-friendly way.
The House Captain's receive regular training from Mr Francksen (the Designated Safeguarding Lead); their ultimate goal is to able to train children up themselves so that they feel empowered to 'Speak Out' should they feel they ever need to.
As part of this programme, children, from across the school, are regularly taught the ChildLine number.
Watch this space for more news and progress on our 'Speak Out' initiative.