A children’s charity is appealing for more volunteers to deliver assemblies at north-east schools.
The NSPCC, which works to eradicate child abuse and neglect, is on the lookout for people to be part of its Speak Out Stay Safe campaign.
It aims to help children speak about their feelings in the hope they will then feel able to speak out about abuse they may be suffering, through assemblies at their schools.
Starting in 2012, the campaign was seen by 6,000 pupils in 20 schools across the north-east last year, up from 2,500 children across 13 schools.
The NSPCC hopes to attract more volunteers to allow more children to see the assemblies.
Heather Whyte, schools service co-ordinator for the north-east, said: “It’s so important for children to have a voice, to know who to speak to, and that they shouldn’t stop speaking out until action is taken.
“Our aim is to reach every child in every school across north-east Scotland. This is a huge area and we need more volunteers to reach as many children as possible.
“If we can get children into the habit of speaking out about their feelings then they are more likely to speak out against abuse.”
To volunteer visit the NSPCC website.