Safeguarding and Children’s Mental Health
KidSafe makes significant contributions to support your school with Safeguarding and
Children’s Mental Health with respect to: Ofsted Inspection Criteria, KCSiE, PSHE, RSE,
County Lines, Prevent and British Values requirements. KidSafe also meets provision set
out in the Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health paper.
All KidSafe programmes are based on over 20 years good practise, they contain age
appropriate content and are delivered without shattering pupil’s innocence. Set out below
is a detailed breakdown of how KidSafe helps your school meet each of the criteria.
Our whole ethos is to educate children thoroughly in an age appropriate way to develop
the skills to deal with all the issues raised in this document. The focus being prevention and
early intervention to reduce the manifestation of harm, including Adverse Childhood
Experiences (ACEs) and negative mental health, both now and in the future.
The programmes are fully inclusive and can be used within your primary school setting. It
can be delivered to children with SEND. The programmes can also be delivered within
children’s homes and pupil referral unit’s (PRU’s).
These guidelines are designed to:
- Assist Head Teachers, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL’s) and Mental
Health Leads with documentation regarding safeguarding and child
protection criteria when KidSafe programmes are delivered in your school.
- Enable your school to encourage pupils to be aware of their own safety.
- Supporting staff to be aware of the guidance they need to give to pupils
both in and out of school.
- Offer schools a robust early intervention programme that can be delivered by
any member of your school staff including Head teacher, class teacher,
teaching assistant’s, SENCO’s, family support worker, learning mentor,
designated safeguarding lead and mental health lead.
- To give your pupils the skills they need to be able to protect themselves from
all forms of abuse including peer-on-peer abuse, sexual and domestic abuse
in an age appropriate, non shattering of innocence way.
- To enable your pupils to feel safe at all times in school and in all alternative
- To enable your pupils to understand very clearly what constitutes unsafe
situations and to be highly aware of how to keep themselves safe.
How KidSafe meets criteria from Ofsted, KCSiE, PSHE, County Lines, RSE, Prevent and
KidSafe registered schools/settings, with at least one KidSafe trained educator, deliver a
variety of age appropriate safeguarding workshops helping pupils to keep themselves safe
in a variety of situations. Workshops link in with annual bullying and cyber safety/e-safety
week and mental health week, when the main messages of the workshop can be re-visited
Delivering the full programme helps meet Ofsted, KCSiE, PSHE, County Lines, RSE,
Prevent and British Values requirements:
KidSafe trained educators initially deliver a comprehensive 6 session safeguarding and
children’s mental health programme to all pupils in school, potentially annually, giving pupils
very simple but effective strategies to deal with any unsafe situation. The age appropriate
programme covers sexual, physical, emotional and domestic abuse. It includes an in-depth
e-safety section which gives children strategies to deal with inappropriate images, privacy
settings and enables children to make healthy choices about their use of technology.
Various additional workshops and programmes are aimed at specific age groups and to
meet specific needs including peer-on-peer abuse. Pupils are fully aware of different forms
of bullying, including cyber bullying, and are taught strategies to prevent it from occurring.
KidSafe provides up to 100 hours of fully scripted PSHE lessons.
Where KidSafe sessions match requirements they are coded as follows: KidSafe Training = T
Full Programme 1= FP1 Full Programme 2 = FP2 Additional Scenarios = AS Early Years
Programme = EYFS Safe Use of the Internet and Cyber Bullying Y3/4 & Y5 upwards = CB
One Hour Workshops = WS
- KidSafe educators are named adults in school or setting supporting the
school’s setting’s commitment to safeguarding pupils. Pupils recognise the KidSafe
educators as trusted adults. (Pictures of KidSafe educators can be displayed so
pupils know who they can talk to)
- Pupils have a shared vocabulary for expressing feelings with their peers, staff and
their parents carers.
- Staff deliver each session so pupils know how to ask the adults in school for help
and are reassured that they will be listened to.
- The KidSafe programme is fully inclusive
- Pupils learn that they are in charge of the decisions they make and can say ‘no’ e.g.
when faced with peer pressure, or any inappropriate behaviour.