NSPCC have created an animation that outlines some key interpersonal skills that adults should use when a child discloses abuse and/or neglect, which can help make it clear they are listening and taking the child seriously. This animation compliments the safeguarding poster and briefing paper that NSPCC launched earlier this year. All three resources are now available in both English and Welsh at www.nspcc.org.uk/listen.
While the skills outlined on the poster and in the animation are well known to people who work with children, children tell us adults don’t necessarily always do these things. NSPCC aimed to create a set of practical resources that would keep these skills at the front of mind and help give professionals the confidence and skills they need to better listen to and support young people.
The NSPCC would be really grateful if you were able to support them once again by sharing the link to animation (and the other our resources) through your website, e-newsletters and/or social media channels. As we mentioned last time, please encourage adults to display the poster in places where adults will see it regularly (e.g. staff room, toilets, changing rooms, lifts, the inside page of a notebook, or in store/kit rooms). It’s visual and memorable and has been purposefully designed to be understood by young people too.