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 Cambridgeshire Primary Personal Development Programme will enable your school to develop and implement a complete PSHE and Citizenship programme from EYFS to Y6. It will support you in delivering Relationships Education and Health Education, which become statutory in September 2020. It provides all the resources for a high quality teaching programme, revisiting topics at 4 levels of learning for different age groups, through 66 interactive units of work. Teachers can also access guidance on a range of teaching methodologies and assessment materials. The programme includes toolkits with up to date materials for reviewing and developing policies, which will support the promotion of wellbeing across your school. PSHE leaders will be able to download all resources from our dedicated, regularly updated website. This resources is accredited by the PSHE Association.

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.


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 2018



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