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Information and useful resources from the NSPCC.

Every child deserves the best possible chance to rebuild their life after abuse. The NSPCC is the leading children's charity, fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. Join us in the fight for every childhood.

The NSPCC offers a wealth of information, training and advice. The Derbyshire Children Safeguarding Board endorses and approves the work of the NSPCC in schools and encourages the use of the resources on offer.

The NSPCC has teamed up with O2. Together they are helping parents untangle the web and teach their children to be Share Aware.

Net Aware is the NSPCC’s guide to the apps and games children can access. 
This is a useful tool for teachers, parents and carers keeping them up to date with details of appropriate age and suitability of apps and games to help keep children safe in today's digital world.

Talking PANTS teaches children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they're upset or worried.  
Get the conversation started with your activity pack. 
With fun stuff like colouring in, a word search and stickers, this pack will help children learn how to stay safe.

To book a ‘PANTS’ event in your school please contact Ally Sultana:
email: ally.sultana@NSPCC.org.uk
Telephone: 01212277553

The work of the NSPCC increasingly focuses on preventing abuse. So that means it has to do everything it can to understand it and find the best ways to keep children safe.

The Speak out Stay safe assembly helps children understand about different types of abuse so that they can get help if or when they need it. This includes talking about neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and bullying.

The assembly helps children to identify a trusted adult they can speak to if they are worried about themselves or a friend. They also learn about Childline, and how the service can support them.

During the workshops, children in Years 5-6 (Primary 6-7) explore the definitions of abuse in greater depth. They take part in engaging exercises, including looking at different scenarios and deciding whether they are OK or not OK.

To book a ‘Stay Safe’ event in your school please complete the assembly and workshop booking form and the school agreement form, then email both documents to Linda Ricketts:
email: linda.ricketts@NSPCC.org.uk
telephone: 0115 9755378

Childline was launched by Esther Rantzen in 1986 in response to a plea from children who needed help. On its first night, a staggering 50,000 children jammed the phone lines.  

Esther commented in 2016 - "In an instance we could see just how essential the service was to the nations children. Now nearly 30 years later, we still receive a million contacts a year from desperate children & young people who have nowhere else to turn. Childline literally saves lives"

'For Me' is the new app that puts Childline in your pocket. It's free, it's secure and it's designed by young people for young people.

The NSPCC provides a range of online e-learning courses and face-to-face classroom-based courses to help you safely recruit staff and volunteers into roles working with children and young people. Its courses are suitable for a range of sectors and offers flexible options to suit a variety of learning styles and needs. The safer recruitment course is approved as an ideal refresher/top up for staff whose role it is to help recruit or interview staff in schools. 

 An evidence-informed framework for children and young people displaying harmful sexual behaviours.

Child protection research, leaflets, guidance, evaluations and safeguarding resources on harmful sexual behaviour.

Harmful sexual behaviour includes:

  • using sexually explicit words and phrases
  • inappropriate touching
  • using sexual violence or threats
  • full penetrative sex with other children or adults

Children and young people who develop harmful sexual behaviour harm themselves and others.

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