Raise Your Voice
Find Out How our "Raise Your Voice" programme helps children at school and at home learn about their rights, what's OK and not OK, and what to do if they're ever worried or scared.
Every child has the right to be safe.
In the average 1 out of 5 children have suffered abuse or neglect. Children need our help to Speak out and Stay safe.
Child abuse is preventable – not inevitable. That is why we're here, fighting for every childhood. Part of the work we do to keep children safe is to explain to them in an interactive, age-appropriate way:
1. What abuse is
2. How to spot the signs
3. And what to do if they are ever made to feel scared or worried by something.
What is Raise Your VoiceWe support children to help them understand that abuse is never their fault - and that they have the right to be safe.
Our Raise Your Voice programme helps children to understand that they always have a right to feel safe, and that they can speak to a trusted adult or Childline if they ever need help or support.
Why Raise Your Voice Programme Abuse can derail a child’s development. But it’s never too late to help a child. Child abuse and its effects are preventable. We can work together to stop abuse happening and support children who have been abused.
That’s why we've visited primary schools across India to give children the knowledge and confidence to speak out if they’re worried by something. Our specially trained staff and volunteers deliver interactive assemblies and workshops to help kids remember important safety messages, learning about abuse and where they can get support in an accessible and age-appropriate way.
What Kids Learn
With the help of our Raise Your Voice programme covers topics like bullying and abuse - without using any scary words or adult language.
Children learn about the different types of abuse in a child-friendly and age appropriate way, so they can get help if or when they need it. We help them identify a trusted adult they can talk to if they're ever worried about themselves or a friend. And they learn about Child Chapter Child Abuse Helpline, and how it can support them.
What difference have we made for children? An initial evaluation found that after receiving the Speak out Stay safe service children said:
1. They knew more about bullying, abuse and neglect
2. They were able to recognise some types of abuse that can happen to children
3. They felt confident and empowered to recognise and respond to abuse, neglect and bullying
4. They learnt more about who their trusted adults are; what Childline is; and the importance of speaking out if something is wrong.
Some children spoke about abuse or neglect for the first time during or following one of our sessions and we and their school staff were there to give them a supportive response.