Personal Safety

Healthy & Safer Lifestyles

It is important to teach children and young people about personal safety as this  empowers them to be able to lead safer lives by learning how to make positive choices and identify people who they trust and can talk to, if they have a worry or a ‘no’ or ‘I’m not sure feeling’. Work on Personal Safety also encompasses the area of E-safety, as, in a changing world, children need to understand not only physical dangers, but risks to their emotional wellbeing through inappropriate use of technology.

Provision for development of Primary work on Personal Safety

We offer and range of resources to support Personal Safety in Primary Schools:

Primary Personal Development Programme 

The PPDP includes units of work from Reception to Year 6 on Personal Safety. In order to deliver these units, staff must be fully aware of and confident in safeguarding and child protection procedures, and safer working practices. The programme also includes a Teaching Guidance document (called ‘Personal Safety Information’) which is essential for staff to read before teaching these units. 

For staff training and support both on Safeguarding and on implementing the Personal Safety Units of work, please contact the Education Child Protection Service.

Further information about the NSPCC ‘Speak out Stay Safe’ programme, (formerly the Childline Schools Service), in which specially trained volunteers will visit schools to talk with children about abuse, can also be found on the Education Child Protection Service website.

E-Safety

The Primary Personal Development Programme includes enrichment units of work on E-safety, which also form part of the Cambridgeshire ICT Service’s ACE (Accredited Competence in E-safety) programme.

For support with E-safety, including staff training, sessions with parents/carers, policy development and workshops with children, contact the ICT Service

Provision for development of Secondary work on Personal Safety

We offer a range of resources to support in this area in secondary schools:

Secondary Wellbeing Frameworks for PSHE  All of our materials for PSHE and Citizenship are based on a series of Wellbeing Frameworks which provide a developmental overview of all areas of learning. These frameworks build on national guidance for PSHE, identifying key areas of learning across the school curriculum.

For staff training and support both on Safeguarding and on implementing the Personal Safety Units of work, please contact the Education Child Protection Service.

Supportive National Documents

Keeping Children Safe in Education

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2

 

Contact

For more details contact

pshe@cambridgeshire.gov.uk