Children encouraged to watch NSPCC virtual assembly hosted by Ant and Dec

Credit: NSPCC

Children in the Channel Islands are being encouraged to join a virtual assembly with Ant and Dec and David Walliams.

The online assembly is being run by the NSPCC to encourage children to speak out and stay safe from abuse and neglect.

The 'Speak Out and Stay Safe' series will be hosted by Ant and Dec and David Walliams this morning at 9:30am, where they will be discussing some of the worries children are facing due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This is an increase of approximately 60 children per week compared to the months leading up to lockdown.

The NSPCC Schools Service, who would usually present the 'Speak Out and Stay Safe' assembly in school, teaches children to talk to either a trusted adult or Childline if they are worried.

Speak Out. Stay Safe assemblies have taken place in more than 90% of all primary schools across the UK and Channel Islands.

A recording of the assembly will be available on the NSPCC’s website and YouTube Channel after the event for anyone who misses it.

Contact information:

  • Adults concerned about a child can contact the NSPCC helpline seven days a week on 0808 800 5000, or email

  • Children can call Childline on 0800 11 11 or visit any time of the day or night.