Keeping Children Safe
Keeping Children Safe is a six module program aiming to assist parents, carers and community members to have a greater awareness of child abuse, neglect and its effects.
It assists families to develop a variety of tools and skills to help protect and create a safe environment, for children and young people.
Keeping Children Safe discusses child protection in the context of the Children and Young Persons’ (Care and Protection) Act 1998.
Each session targets different aspects of understanding and overcoming child abuse and neglect:
Session 1: Introduction to the course and how FaCS assesses risk.
Session 2: Identifying what is neglect and ideas for prevention.
Session 3: Identifying what is physical abuse and alternative ideas for managing children’s behaviour.
Session 4: Identifying how emotional abuse and domestic violence impact on a child’s life and how to build a child’s self esteem.
Session 5: How to teach children protective behaviours to help protect them from sexual abuse.
Session 6: When to be concerned about indicators of abuse and neglect, disclosure, and helping children cope with abuse.