Healthy Schools - Sex and Relationship Education
Kidsafe UK is a registered charity established in Cumbria in 2002. Kidsafe delivers preventative child protection training programmes for delivery to EYFS, Primary and High School students. Here at The Loyne Specialist School, Fiona and Tracey are our trained Kidsafe tutors who have dynamically adapted the sessions for the individual needs of our students.
The programme consists of six sessions which cover: building trust, identifying feelings, bullying, saying ‘NO’, knowing your ‘trusted grown-ups’, exploring age ratings and what they mean, keeping private places safe, children’s rules and family arguments.
All of these are taught alongside the ‘Three Key Messages’:
- Say ‘NO’
- Walk away
- Tell a trusted adult
The programme uses a fictional character named KS (who attends each session in the form of a monkey puppet), who the children need to support and give advice to in a range of different scenarios.
Parents are invited prior to the commencement of the programme to discuss course details with Fiona and Tracey and receive information about the sessions. For each session, a letter is sent home to share information so that parents and carers can reinforce and consolidate key messages at home.
Making a difference
Due to the sensitivity and openness of the programme, a student came forward to share that he was being bullied during a regular out of school activity, but had previously not had the confidence to tell anyone. Consequently, the out of school group were made aware, the bullying stopped and the student began to enjoy the sessions telling his tutors: ‘I just feel so much better.’
More information about Kidsafe can be found at: https://www.kidsafeuk.co.uk/
Please direct all enquiries to the school office team, the telephone will be answered by Tanya, Natasha, Carly or Alison who will ensure the correct member of our school team responds to you. For any further information you can contact us using the details below and we will get back to you.
Phone: 01524 645 43