Kidsafe will be delivered to our reception children in January - before we begin running the program with the children, we will offer a session to provide parents with more information about the way the initiative works
Reception parents will receive details on this before we close for the Christmas holidays.
Kidsafe UK is a registered charity (1105179) established in Cumbria. The purpose of the programme is to build children's confidence, self esteem and equip them with skills to keep themselves safe from various forms of abuse without shattering their innocence. The programme is age appropriate and delivered within the classroom by trained Kidsafe tutors, using KS (a puppet), games, singing and worksheets.
The programme consists of 5 separate sessions:
Session One - Keeping Safe
Trust - Feelings (good/bad)
Session Two - Bullying (what it means and how to stop it)
Using your voice (to say 'NO'in uncomfortable situations) and How to identify trusted grown-ups
Session Three - Keeping safe online- age ratings (games, DVDs & TV)
Session Four - Keeping your private places safe, rules for keeping yourself safe and keeping secrets (good/bad)
Session Five - What to do when parents/carers argue and/or split up
Each session includes a scenario involving KS in a situation that gives him yukky feelings. Children then work together with the tutors to come up with possible solutions or advice to help KS.
After each session children will take home a letter outlining what they have done in that day's session.
Once the children have completed the five sessions they are presented with a certificate. Three months later children will have a sixth session to re-cap main points from all five sessions.
Our Kidsafe tutor is Ms Kyle
Look out for more information in the coming weeks via letter, text and on the website / app