“Safe Strong and Free believes that every child has the right to grow up safe, strong & free and that preventing sexual assault and exploitation of children is the responsibility of the whole community”
The Safe Strong and Free Project (SSF) is a primary abuse prevention programme. It is a Highland charity, which aims to reduce the vulnerability of young children to abuse and assault.
The main method is workshops, which teach children serious things in a ‘fun’ way. They don’t mention terms such as ‘sex’ or ‘abuse’, or what could happen if a stranger took a child. Rather than frightening children, they focus on empowering the children with tools to stay safe and the knowledge that their body belongs to them. These workshops impact basic, effective assertiveness and resistance strategies