NSPCC visits all primary schools
PUBLISHED: 18:00 24 July 2015
The NSPCC’s schools service has achieved the milestone of having visited every primary school in North Somerset.
This has meant that 69 schools and roughly 5,400 pupils have benefited from assemblies and class-based workshops.
The service’s material was developed by child protection specialists alongside parents, carers and teachers and focuses on children between nine and 11.
Claire Lilley, head of juniors at Sidcot School said: “We were delighted to welcome the NSPCC into our school to work with our year five and six pupils.
“The children responded really well to the assemblies which were both informative and engaging.”
Natalie Chamberlain, the schools service area co-ordinator, said: “Sensitively teaching children about how to recognise abuse and where to get help is vitally important.
“We could not have reached 100 per cent of schools without our brilliant volunteers and the fantastic support of these schools, along with the North Somerset local safeguarding board.”