Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum
Across our school all teachers implement the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum into their teaching. This program outlines four focus areas to support children to develop safe practices. The areas are:
1. The Right to be Safe
3. Recognising and Reporting Abuse
4. Protective Strategies
The content of each area is planned sequentially, so that a student’s knowledge and understanding is developed in an age appropriate manner over their years at school from age 3 years to Year 12. So far this year, the following topics have been incorporated into the learning across the curriculum with classroom and specialist teachers.
ELC – have explored what privacy means and how to respect each other, identified and expressed feelings and the difference between safe and unsafe
Reception – are discussing identity and the needs and wants and rights within relationships
Year 1 – have explored their feelings, safety, how to understand warning signs when feelings of uncertainty and fear arise and have identified networks of people they can trust
Year 2 – have continued to develop their understanding of feelings and emotions and also learning about the human body
Year 3 – have explored growth and fixed mindsets, identity and significant relationships in their lives, as well as cyber safety
Years 4/5 – have continued investigating warning signs as well as safe and unsafe decisions and how to identify and develop trust networks, as well as cyber safety
These topics are not taught in isolation but often link in with the Units of Inquiry, extend from discussions on our school values, relate to friendship issues amongst peers and support the students’ children’s understanding.
If you would like more information on the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum please visit the website.
Director Early Years