All children have the right to be happy and safe, but many suffer abuse in silence, unable to speak out. The ChildLine Schools Service helps children to understand abuse, know how to protect themselves, and where to get help and support if needed. Provided
free of charge the ChildLine Schools Service focuses on primary school children, aged 9 – 11 years old. It is delivered in two parts:
Assembly - A 30min assembly delivered in an age appropriate way (year 5&6), covering the definitions of abuse, places to go to for help and an introduction to ChildLine.
Follow-up workshop - The assembly is followed by a 1 hour workshop @ 1 week later. This interactive classroom-based workshop reinforces the key messages given in the assembly (year 5&6 only).
Benefits The Schools Service programme can be especially important in creating a safe space for children to discuss their understanding of what can be complex, difficult and sensitive issues. The many benefits for schools include the links that the Schools
Service programme makes to the PSHE and Citizenship curriculum and to the ethos of safeguarding within the school. The Schools Service also provides evidence for schools in relation to aspects of the OFSTED inspection framework 2012. Next steps Please contact
your local ChildLine Area Coordinator, Michelle Poucher on 07834 498354 or email.
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with further details.