KS:CPC is an innovative child safe curriculum developed and implemented by the South Australian Department of Education over more than a decade. The curriculum has been endorsed by Adventist Schools Victoria for use our schools. Gilson College staff have all been trained in the use of KS: CPC by endorsed ASV trainers. The Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum teaches all children from a young age, in an age appropriate way, to recognise abuse and tell a trusted adult about it. It helps them understand what is appropriate and inappropriate touching and outlines ways they can keep themselves safe.
Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum Overview
All children and young people have a right to:
- Be treated with respect and to be protected from harm.
- Feel and be safe in their interactions with adults and other children and young people.
- Understand as early as possible what is meant by feeling and being safe.
- Receive support in their education or care setting from those who are responsible for their safety and wellbeing.
Two themes (F-12):
- We all have the right to be safe.
- We can help ourselves to be safe by talking to people we trust.
Four focus areas that increase in complexity as they age:
- The right to be safe
- Recognising and reporting abuse
- Protective strategies.