'Speak out and Stay Safe'
Our children were lucky to receive a visit from Catriona at the NSPCC who reminded them that they should ‘Speak out’ and ‘Stay safe’. They were able to think about the kinds of worries a child might face and how it could be exhausting to carry around this ‘bag of worries’. Catriona introduced the children to ‘Buddy’ the NSPCC mascot and explained that Buddy is a speech bubble to encourage them to speak to a trusted adult, or to Childline, if anything made them worried or upset. Importantly, through interactive workshops, videos and discussion, the children were able to confidently state what kind of scenarios are ‘OK’ or ‘Not OK’.
All the children who took part in the NSCPCC workshops are aware that, “I have the right to speak out and stay safe”, “You have the right to speak out and stay safe”, “We all have the right to speak out and stay safe”!