Speak out Stay safe online resources

Introduction

Thank you for your interest in our Speak out Stay safe online programme

This page provides you with everything you need to run the Speak out Stay safe programme in your school using our online resources. The programme links directly to the curriculum and is an effective way to support your school's safeguarding duties.

In light of school closure for the majority of pupils, we appreciate your school may not be able to participate in the Speak out Stay safe online programme at this time.  If you would like to re-schedule your agreed dates with us or use the programme for key worker and other pupils still attending school then please let us know by contacting schools@nspcc.org.uk.

Please note that our Speak out Stay safe online programme content is not suitable to be used as home learning as it needs school staff present face-to-face to ensure it’s being received well and is understood by pupils.  We therefore ask that it’s not used for this purpose.

Please do not share this webpage externally to your school setting.  If you’re on this page and are yet to register for these resources – register now by emailing schools@nspcc.org.uk

What's included?

There is an online assembly presentation for:

  • Key Stage 1 (England), Primary 1-4 (Northern Ireland), Primary 1-3 (Scotland), Foundation Phase Years 1-2 (Wales)
  • Key Stage 2 (England), Primary 5-7 (Northern Ireland), Primary 4-7 (Scotland), Key Stage 2 (Wales).

The programme also includes additional resources that complement the online assemblies. They provide fun and engaging classroom-based activities to support children’s learning. Supporting resources include:

  • a pre-online assembly presentation pack, created with Twinkl, to use before the assembly (Key Stage 2 only)
  • teaching guidance and a lesson plan to use after the assembly (both Key Stages).

Need assistance?

Have any questions about accessing the Speak out Stay safe content? Your NSPCC Schools Service Area Coordinator can talk you through the programme, and signpost you to other products and services from the NSPCC. Email schools@nspcc.org.uk to arrange a call with your local area coordinator.

Support us

Speak out Stay safe is offered at no cost to schools because we think that it is so important that all children receive these messages. As a charity, we can only do this thanks to our many generous supporters and amazing volunteers.

If you'd like to take part in a fundraising event to help us continue this work, take a look at our fundraising ideas for schools on the NSPCC website or email us for more information.

Getting started

Getting started

‘Speak out Stay safe is online’ introductory film

Before you watch the films and download the resources, we would recommend that you watch our short introduction film - ‘Speak out Stay safe is online - your guide. This will briefly guide you through the Speak out Stay safe assemblies and supporting resources. The film also covers things we feel would be useful to consider when planning how to deliver the programme in your school. This film will be helpful for members of school staff who are involved in the running of the Speak out Stay safe online programme.

> Watch the short introductory film ‘Speak out Stay safe is online - your guide’

Summary document

This provides you with a summary of the programme’s online assemblies and is specific to Speak out Stay safe online.

> Read the summary

The summary document is also available in Welsh.

> Darllenwch grynodeb y gwasanaeth ar-lein

Letting parents and carers know

Use our template letter to inform parents and carers about the programme.

> Download the parent and carer letter

> Lawrlwythwch y llythyr i Rieni/Gofalwyr

If you would like your pupils to take part in our evaluation survey after the programme has been delivered we have a letter for parents and carers that includes consent to participate in the survey.

> Download the parent and carer letter with pupil survey consent

> Lawrlwythwch y llythyr i rieni a gofalwyr gyda chaniatâd ar gyfer arolwg disgyblion

Online assemblies (KS1 and KS2)

Online assemblies (KS1 and KS2)

Once you are ready to run your assembly, please follow the links below to stream the appropriate online assembly.

Please do not share this webpage externally to your school setting.  If you’re on this page and are yet to register for these resources – register now by emailing schools@nspcc.org.uk.

English versions

Welsh versions

 

Supporting resources

Supporting resources

Below you will find links to resources you can use before and after the Speak out Stay safe online assembly to reinforce children’s learning.

Pre-Online Assembly Presentation Pack (KS2)

The pre-online assembly presentation pack, created with Twinkl, is intended for use before the NSPCC Speak out Stay safe online assembly. It is for:

  • Key Stage 2 (England)
  • Primary 5-7 (Northern Ireland)
  • Primary 4-7 (Scotland)
  • Key Stage 2 (Wales).

This pack helps schools introduce the NSPCC’s key messages ahead of the assemblies. It provides a fun and engaging classroom based activity that prepares children for the online assembly. The resource pack includes teaching guidance, teaching notes, a PowerPoint presentation and display materials.

> Download the teaching guidance (PDF)

> Download the PowerPoint presentation

> Download the display materials (PDF)

The pre-online assembly resources are also available in Welsh.

> Lawrlwytho’r canllawiau i athrawon – fersiwn Gymraeg (PDF)

> Lawrlwytho’r cyflwyniad PowerPoint – fersiwn Gymraeg (PDF)

> Lawrlwytho’r deunyddiau arddangos – fersiwn Gymraeg (PDF)

Post-Online Assembly Teaching Guidance and Lesson Plan (KS1 and KS2)

The post-online assembly teaching guidance and lesson plans follow on from the online assemblies. They can be used as part of one lesson or as individual activities that fit around your class timetable. For each Key Stage there is a teaching guidance and lesson plan document, including a supporting pupil handout.

> Download KS1 teaching guidance and lesson plan document (PDF)

> Download KS1 pupil resources (PDF)

> Download KS2 teaching guidance and lesson plan document (PDF)

> Download KS2 pupil resources (PDF)

The post-online assembly resources are also available in Welsh.

> Lawrlwytho’r canllawiau i athrawon y Cyfnod Sylfaen a’r ddogfen cynllunio gwersi – fersiwn Gymraeg (PDF)

> Lawrlwytho’r adnoddau i ddisgyblion y Cyfnod Sylfaen – fersiwn ddwyieithog (PDF)

> Lawrlwytho’r canllawiau i athrawon CA2 a’r ddogfen cynllunio gwersi – fersiwn Gymraeg (PDF)

> Lawrlwytho’r adnoddau i ddisgyblion CA2 – fersiwn ddwyieithog (PDF)

Additional resources

Additional resources

We’re still here for children, and still here for schools.

Due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve had to change the way some of our services are delivered. Download the flyers below where we’ve highlighted changes for each nation, along with some fun new ways you can support the NSPCC at this time.

> Download our Still here for schools flyer - England (PDF)

> Download our Still here for schools flyer - Scotland (PDF)

> Download our Still here for schools flyer - Northern Ireland (PDF)

> Download our Still here for schools flyer - Wales (PDF)

For more information on the services and resources available to schools, please download the NSPCC Schools Brochure.

> Download our full schools brochure - England (PDF)

> Download our full schools brochure - Scotland (PDF)

> Download our full schools brochure - Northern Ireland (PDF)

> Download our full schools brochure - Wales (PDF)

> Lawrlwytho ein llawlyfr llawn i ysgolion – Cymru – fersiwn Gymraeg (PDF)

Evaluation and feedback

Evaluation and feedback

Upon completion of the Speak out Stay safe online programme, we kindly ask that any members of staff who participated in the running and delivery complete our online survey.

This is a new offer for the autumn term and we would love to hear from every school who participates in Speak out Stay safe online. Your feedback will help the NSPCC further develop the programme and improve the service we provide to schools – thank you.

Survey for school staff

Please could the school staff member who participated in the programme, consisting of assemblies and supporting resources, complete the survey within two weeks of delivering the Speak out Stay safe online programme. The survey will take approximately 12 minutes to complete.

All data gathered is anonymised. The data you give us will be used to evaluate perceptions of the service within your individual school and across schools in your region and by type of school. We may also use anonymous quotes provided within our external communications. However, we will not identify you or your school in any of our evaluation reports. It may also be used to contact your school for safeguarding reasons, hence we need your role, and to send reminders about the survey. The data you provide will be processed in accordance with the NSPCC’s privacy policy. Please see https://www.nspcc.org.uk/privacy-policy for more information.

If any answers provided in the school staff survey raise concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child we’ll contact your school using the details provided in the survey to talk this through to ensure the child is safe. This may mean others in your school will know you have contributed to this survey.

If you are happy to take part in our schools staff survey, please click on the link below.

> Take the survey

> Cymerwch yr arolwg

For any questions about this survey please contact schools@nspcc.org.uk.

Pupil survey

We would also love to hear the views of your pupils from Key Stage 2 in England and Wales, Primary 5-7 in Northern Ireland and Primary 4-7 in Scotland.

The pupil survey is made up of 11 questions which ask children about their experience of the Speak out Stay safe online programme and what they have learnt. The questions are all multiple choice and it will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. This could be completed after the online assembly or after the use of the supporting resources as an additional activity.  It could also form part of an ICT/Computing lesson. 

It’s important you ask for parent or carer consent in your initial communication to parents and carers about the programme, or after the programme has been delivered.

> Download the parents and carers letter with pupil survey consent - before delivery

> Download the pupil survey consent letter to parents and carers - post-delivery

> Lawrlwythwch y llythyr i rieni a gofalwyr gyda chaniatâd ar gyfer arolwg disgyblion – cyn darparu

> Lawrlwythwch y llythyr i rieni a gofalwyr gyda chaniatâd ar gyfer arolwg disgyblion – ar ôl darparu

The survey responses are anonymous and confidential. The survey does not ask for children’s names, just the year group and the name of the school. The survey is focused on asking the children their opinions on Speak out Stay safe and they are not asked to share any personal experiences at any point during the survey.

When discussing this survey with your pupils please explain that their answers will help the NSPCC make what they do in schools the best they can for children and that their views are important to us.  Please also convey that it is their choice whether to complete this survey or not and should they not want to, that is fine. Please ask pupils to raise their hand if they would like to take part before you start the activity. Pupils who have parent or carer consent and do choose to participate in the survey may need support answering question 3 where they are asked what region they are in.

All data gathered is anonymised. The data will be used to evaluate perceptions of the service within your individual school and across schools in your region and by type of school. However, we will not identify you or your school in any of our evaluation reports. The data you provide will be processed in accordance with the NSPCC’s privacy policy. Please see https://www.nspcc.org.uk/privacy-policy for more information.

If your pupils are taking part in the survey, please click the link below and share internally as required.

> Go to the pupil survey: https://bit.ly/3r5FVtM

> Mynd i’r arolwg disgyblion: https://bit.ly/3al1Oj5

For any questions about this survey please contact schools@nspcc.org.uk.

Thank you for your support.

SEND

Speak out Stay safe SEND programme

We have developed our safeguarding programme Speak out Stay safe for schools who work with children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and additional needs.

The programme provides support and resources to help you deliver messages to your pupils about what abuse is and which trusted adults they can turn to for help.

We provide access to resources including session plans, films and printable props all of which use our friendly speech bubble mascot called Buddy.

Your local NSPCC Schools Service Area Coordinators supports the running of the programme briefing school staff at the start and gathering feedback and learning at the end.

If you feel the Speak out Stay safe SEND programme would benefit the children in your school please contact schools@nspcc.org.uk and we will arrange for your local Area Coordinator to get in touch.