Children at two primary schools in Nottinghamshire will receive key lessons about abuse and neglect following a donation from ourselves. As part of our ‘Positive Impact Plan’ we have generously donated £1,160 to the NSPCC’s Schools Service in Nottingham. This will cover the cost of two visits to primary schools in the Nottinghamshire area, where the charity’s “Speak Out, Stay Safe” programme equips pupils with the knowledge and skills to speak up if something is wrong.
Last year the NSPCC visited 131 schools in Nottinghamshire, speaking to more than 33,000 children about abuse and what they should do if they ever feel unsafe. In the average primary school class, at least two children have suffered abuse or neglect, making it vitally important that all primary schools to access this service. The ‘Speak out. Stay safe.’ assemblies and workshops will also help to reinforce key lessons about abuse and neglect that will be compulsory for all primary schools in 2020, as part of the Relationships Education curriculum. This will require all schools to ensure that children know how to report concerns or abuse and have the vocabulary and confidence to do this by the time they go to secondary school.
Lorraine Gadsby, our Assurance Manager in water said: “In keeping with our Positive Impact Plan, it is our pleasure to be able to make one of our biggest donations this year through our colleague led initiative, charity committee. The NSPCC is an extremely important charity in the fight against child abuse and they bring hope to families who are going through incredibly difficult times. We chose our donation to help cover costs for the Speak out Stay safe programme for two primary schools in Nottinghamshire to share the NSPCC knowledge for children to stay safe.”
NSPCC Corporate Partnerships Manager, Dani Hindle, said: “Thanks to nmcn, two schools will be able to access Speak Out. Stay Safe which tackles what is a difficult but incredibly important subject in a sensitive manner. “In doing so, nmcn would have left what can only be described as a positive impact on the lives of the children who will leave the assemblies and workshops knowing that there are people out there who can help them if they have any worries.”
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