We need you as partners. We did research as part of the Early Years Collaborative, testing how well children learn the abuse-resistance strategies from our workshops. In small-world role play with groups of children we checked if they could demonstrate the taught behaviours in different contexts.
For children who took part in workshops with no further reinforcement, the success rate was 50%. For the children who took part in workshops and had reminders from parents and teachers every few months, the success rate grew to 90%.
The success rate for children who do not take part in workshops is likely to be low, as they may not be aware of the behaviours or skills needed to keep themselves safe. Children need to be actively equipped with these skills – they do not know these things naturally.
Please take a little time every few months to check your child/ren’s understanding. Use the tips provided in the storybooks/information booklet, or contact us for more advice.
You've heard we're coming to your childs school?
We deliver workshops to pre-school children in nurseries throughout the year. If you have been notified by your child’s nursery that we are about to visit, please watch the following short clips. These will help you to discuss the workshops with your child.
Workshop 1 – Bullying
Workshop 2 – Secrets
Workshop 3 – Strangers
After we have visited your child’s nursery
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