NSPCC – Programmes And Resources For Schools

The NSPCC Schools Service provides a range of free safeguarding programmes for both primary and secondary students which includes:

PANTS (Early Years, KS1 and KS2)  This consists of a series of lesson plans, presentations and classroom activities to help teach the PANTS rules.

PANTS resources for schools and teachers | NSPCC Learning

Speak Out Stay Safe (KS 2) – This consists of virtual assemblies and follow up lesson plans for delivery by school staff as well as face to face workshops delivered by NSPCC volunteers for pupils in Years 5 and 6.

Speak out Stay safe programme | NSPCC Learning

Talk Relationships (KS3 and KS4) This includes e learning courses to support teaching staff to feel confident when delivering sex and relationships education and responding to abusive behaviours, a series of 14 lesson plans created by sex and relationships education experts from the PSHE Association and the NSPCC, 6 specialist lesson plans for young people with SEND as well as a dedicated helpline to provide advice and guidance on delivering sex education.

Talk Relationships: resources to deliver sex and relationships education | NSPCC Learning

For more information or questions about these programmes contact the local School Co-ordinators:

  • Natalie Timotheou – covering North Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

[email protected]

02037729255 / 07976065226

  • Cat Tayor – covering South and East Cambridgeshire

[email protected]

07880052162 / 02037729275

Resources for Children and Young People

Childline provides a free confidential space where children and young people can talk about anything on the phone or online.

Childline | Childline

Buddy Zone is an online activity station for the under 12’s

Buddy Zone | Childline

Materials and resources for display

Childline posters and wallet cards | NSPCC Learning

Resources for Teachers and Professionals

The NSPCC Helpline is not just for emergency situations or for logging a report about child abuse – it provides guidance and support on a wide range of issues affecting children and young people. Dedicated child protection specialists are available to advise and take any necessary action.

NSPCC Helpline | NSPCC

Information is also available for spotting the signs of child abuse.

Contact the NSPCC Helpline by calling 0808 800 5000 or emailing [email protected].

A translation service can be offered for services users whose first language is not English and a sign video service is offered for deaf or hard of hearing service users.  A team of trained practitioners provide advice, guidance, and support and can take action on behalf of a child being abused or at risk of harm.  

In addition, there are dedicated helplines to discuss worries about FGM, Gangs, footballers who have been sexually abused, whistleblowing, reporting abuse in education or radicalisation.  The specific telephone numbers can be found by clicking on the link below:

NSPCC dedicated helplines | NSPCC

To sign up to the free newsletters click here:

NSPCC Learning Newsletters | NSPCC Learning

For a weekly safe guarding and CP email update, click here:

CASPAR | NSPCC Learning    

Other useful resources include:

NSPCC Learning, including the ‘Language Matters’ Series: News | NSPCC Learning  

A selection of Insights and Briefings are available; click here for one such example: The impact of coercive control on children and young people | NSPCC Learning

The NSPCC provides the only UK library that specialises in safeguarding, child protection, child abuse and neglect.

The Library and Information Service provides quick and easy access to the latest information, research and resources on child abuse, child neglect and child protection to help keep children and young people safe.

NSPCC Library and Information service | NSPCC Learning

There is also a specific unit on child protection in sport:

NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit | CPSU (thecpsu.org.uk)

Resources for Parents

Tips about how to stay safe online for parents and carers | NSPCC Learning

Talk PANTS & Join Pantosaurus – The Underwear Rule | NSPCC 

A range of resources and links are available to provide support on topics such as Look, Say, Sing, Play; Separation and Divorce; Coping with Tantrums; Alcohol and Drugs:

Support for parents | NSPCC

A weekly email specific to new parents can be accessed here:

Look, Say, Sing, Play – Brain-building tips | NSPCC