NSPCC Speak Out, Stay Safe Program – Primary Schools Volunteer


We’re the UK’s leading children’s charity, specialising in child protection and dedicated to protecting children today to prevent abuse tomorrow. We’re the only UK children’s charity with statutory powers, which means we can take action to safeguard children at risk of abuse. We’ve been protecting children for over 100 years.

Over the last 5 years, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, volunteers and staff, we helped to make more than 6.6 million children safer from abuse. We’ve developed new services to help families, campaigned to change laws, shared information about abuse and how to recognise it, and developed new tools for children, parents and professionals.

We work with schools, providing our Speak Out Stay Safe safeguarding programme to an amazing 90% of Primary schools, as well as training and consultancy services and a range of other lesson resources and information to support schools. We also provide therapeutic services and support for children and families and conduct ground-breaking research and campaign for change. We offer national helplines to offer advice and support for anyone worried about a child and our Childline service provides support and advice to children and young people, 365 days a year.

Volunteers will attend Primary Schools within the Tees Valley Area or within own stipulated town of choice i.e. Stockton and deliver a 1 hour safeguarding workshop to Year 5 and 6 Classes (9 to 11 year olds). They will also deliver a 30 minute workshop to Year 2 Classes (6-7 Year olds)

The workshops will be delivered alongside another trained volunteer and you will work in partnership to each deliver different sections of the workshop in turns. The minimum requirement is 2 Schools per month which equates to approximately 4 hours volunteer time per month.

All travel expenses or mileage will be paid so that volunteers will not be out of pocket.

Full training will be given and an enhanced DBS check will be done.

Who’s right for the role?

While we think this role is suitable for a whole range of people, we are particularly looking for those with the following qualities and experience:

• Committed to NSPCC values and representing NSPCC in the role andbeyond

• Passionate about children’s rights, including their right to be safe

• Empathic and perceptive

• A Lifelong learner

• Flexible and adaptable

• Feel comfortable talking to large groups ofchildren

• A team player and able to work independently

• Basic IT skills, this includes being able to use email, powerpoint presentations, our

Volunteer Hub and online meeting platforms such as zoom or MS Teams

• Willing to rise to a new challenge

• Passionate about children’s rights, including their right to be safe

• Empathic and perceptive

• A Lifelong learner

• Flexible and adaptable

Must be over 18

Must have own mode of transport

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