The Keeping Safe Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC) is mandated in all public preschools and schools and is taught by teachers who have completed a full day KS:CPC training course. It is a world-class, evidence-based child safety program that is used by a range of other Australian and international schools.
The program is based on the belief that all children and young people have a right to:
- be treated with respect and to be protected from harm
- be asked for their opinions about things that affect their lives and to be listened to
- 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’.
The curriculum follows two main themes:
- We all have the right to be safe
- We can help ourselves to be safe by talking to people we trust.
The two themes are explored through four focus areas:
- the right to be safe
- recognising and reporting abuse
- protective strategies.
The focus areas are targeted to the age of the learners.
These summary links below tell you more about what is taught in each age group: