A Practical Resource for Supporting Children’s Right to Feel Safe

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Author: Liz Bates

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 18/11/2021

ISBN: 9781032069159

For effective use, this book should be purchased alongside the storybook. Both books can be purchased together as a set, Something Has Happened: A Storybook and Guide for Safeguarding and Supporting Children’s Right to Feel Safe [isbn 9781032069128]

This programme of activities, created to be used alongside the storybook, Something Has Happened, has been designed to help children develop their own internal measure of safety, and teaches them how to ask for help if they feel unsafe.

The sessions and activities in this book directly correlate to episodes in the storybook Something Has Happened, covering all of the fundamental aspects of safeguarding as well as all elements of the Protective Behaviours (PB) process. Taking adults and children through a wide range of discussion points and activities all underpinned by clear guidance, it acts as a starting point to help children understand that being safe from harm is the most important right they have and that the trusted adults around them will always take action to believe and protect them.

Key features of this resource include:

  • Session plans that directly link to events in the Something Has Happened storybook
  • Clear, detailed and accessible activity plans that can be used with whole classes, small groups or with individual children
    Photocopiable activity sheets

With a concise and accessible introduction to the right to feel safe and protective behaviours, this is an invaluable resource for teachers, support staff and other professionals working with both primary and lower-secondary aged children.