Meet a young father who is volunteering his time keeping children safe from abuse.

In December 2016, Daniel Omara, from Potters Bar decided that he wanted to help young people and applied to volunteer with the NSPCC's schools service.

Since April 2017 Mr Omara has given countless presentations in primary schools across North and East London, including in Redbridge, Waltham Forest, and Enfield.

A father of a young daughter himself, Mr Omara has now seen first hand the risks children sometimes may find themselves in but provides a reassuring figure of support with his assemblies.

He said: "There have been a couple of scenarios where children have made a disclosure about being abused as a result of the assembly and workshops. It’s kind of a bitter sweet moment because it’s horrific to think you were presenting to a child who has been going through a serious issue but then equally because we visited the school, they were able to speak out."

"At first I found it easier to talk to the Key Stage one children but as I got used to delivering the workshops and assemblies I found it wasn’t difficult to talk to the older children as well.

"My boss is very supportive of what I do. I work full time as the director of a civil engineering company, so I will go into work early, then go and give an assembly before going back to work. I volunteer two times a month."

The NSPCC's 'Speak out Stay safe' campaign is aimed specifically at children aged between four and eleven years old. They learn important lessons including how to protect themselves and who they can turn to help if they need it, such as Childline.

Between September 2016 and July 2017, the service spoke to more than 42,100 primary school pupils and visited more than 100 schools across North East London.

Nationally, volunteering was celebrated with Volunteers Week from June 1-7.