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Our Lady of Perpetual Help
14 Bedford Road, Ringwood, Vic 3134

ABN 18 645 161 579
Rev Dispin John
Priest: 0413 683 153 BH: (03) 9926 2330 AH Mobile: 0468 589 039
9:30am-2:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Friday

Protecting God's Children

A Catholic Parent’s Guide to Keeping Their Kids Safe

As children’s first and most enduring educators, parents are best placed to begin conversations with their children in an age and developmentally appropriate way. 

Protecting Gods Children: A Catholic Parents Guide to Keeping Their Kids Safe  is a protective behaviours resource aimed at supporting Catholic parents of children aged 5-12 years old. 

The resource helps parents teach children a range of important personal safety skills, supports the development of emotional intelligence skills and promotes a child’s understanding of the right to feel safe through engaging activities and storybooks. 

Using the concept of “basket fillers”, the resource begins by exploring the theme, “God gave all children the right to feel safe at all times” and sequentially builds on:

  • children’s understanding of safety

  • awareness of their feelings and early warning signs

  • body awareness

  • helping seeking strategies

  • empowering children to say no in unsafe situations

  • reinforcing the concept of personal space, and

  • importantly the theme of “Nothing is so awful that we can’t talk with someone about it”.

Whilst we maintain that adults are ultimately responsible for maintaining safe environments for children, it is just as important to empower children to recognise when they are feeling unsafe and to tell a trusted adult (or adults) so that action is taken to help them be safe and feel safe.

Refer to these documents for more information

 

Updated:   9/18/2020  4:13:31 PM

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  • OLPH Commitment to Child Safety 2020

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