KPMG and the NSPCC are joining forces in an effort to reach hundreds of thousands of primary school children with vital information that will help them have happier and safer childhoods.
KPMG and the NSPCC are joining forces in an effort to reach hundreds of thousands of primary school children with vital information that will help them have happier and safer childhoods. More than 8,700 staff from the professional services firm KPMG last week chose the NSPCC to be the company’s national charity over the next two years, a partnership that will form a key part of the firm’s corporate responsibility initiative.
Teams of KPMG volunteers will work with the NSPCC to deliver ‘Speak Out. Stay Safe’ assemblies, where primary school children will learn how to stay safe from the dangers of abuse and neglect in a fun and age-appropriate way.
In addition KPMG will host employability workshops for teenagers and coach young people living locally to their 22 offices located across the UK. The firm is also starting to plan a programme of events to raise funds for the NSPCC, including marathon places and local events, supported by staff that are actively encouraged to spend six days a year volunteering for a charity. KPMG hopes that funds raised through the alliance will help more than 300,000 children.
The work will dovetail into KPMG’s wider objective to improve access to lifelong learning, and boost numeracy and literacy skills among people from lower socio-economic backgrounds across the UK.
James Stewart, Vice-Chair for KPMG in the UK, comments:
“It is vital to us as a major employer that we play an active role in making a difference to the societies we operate in. Helping to ensure that children and young people are safe, cared for, and have access to the same education and employment opportunities regardless of circumstances, is an absolute priority. This is why we are pleased to support the NSPCC. We believe access to lifelong learning, and literacy and numeracy skills are the three barriers to social mobility where we can make the biggest difference.”
Peter Wanless, NSPCC CEO, says:
“We are absolutely thrilled to announce our partnership with KPMG and are now looking forward to working together over the next couple of years to reach hundreds of thousands of children with information that could make a massive difference to their lives.
“The expertise, passion and commitment of KPMG’s employees makes them a great partner for our ongoing efforts to ensure young people across the UK have safer and happier childhoods.”
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About KPMG in the UK
KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, operates from 22 offices across the UK with approximately 14,500 partners and staff. The UK firm recorded a revenue of £2.2 billion in the year ended 30 September 2017. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. It operates in 152 countries and has 189,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.
About the NSPCC
The NSPCC is the leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. Using voluntary donations, which make up more than 90 per cent of our funding, we help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, we protect children at risk, and we find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening. So when a child needs a helping hand, we’ll be there. When parents are finding it tough, we’ll help. When laws need to change, or governments need to do more, we won’t give up until things improve.
Our Childline service provides a safe, confidential place for children with no one else to turn to, whatever their worry, whenever they need help. Children can contact Childline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 0800 1111 or by visiting www.childline.org.uk
Our free helpline provides adults with a place they can get advice and support, share their concerns about a child or get general information about child protection. Adults can contact the helpline 24 hours.