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NSW Department of Education and Communities

Curriculum support for NSW Public Schools

Child Protection Education K-6

Support materials

The aim of child protection education in primary schools is to assist students in developing skills in recognising and responding to unsafe situations, seeking assistance effectively and establishing and maintaining relationships and strengthening attitudes and values related to equality, respect and responsibility.

This document will assist teachers in implementing child protection education within the framework of the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) Years K-6 syllabus. It provides curriculum materials to assist in developing student knowledge and understanding about child protection issues and skills in protective behaviours. It also supports teachers in the delivery of child protection education by discussing key concepts in child protection education, teaching strategies, community involvement and dealing with sensitive issues.

Programming Child Protection Education in PDHPE article

The Child Protection Education PDF resource provides all of the Child Protection Education curriculum materials in one package. For those who would like to view via the website then continue to download each section seperately.

Child Protection Education - Support materials to assist teachers of students with high support needs

These support materials are provided to assist the teachers of students who have complex disabilities and high learning support needs.

Child protection Stage 1 (incorporating Early Stage 1)

This resource provides teaching and learning activities that will assist teachers to implement child protection education as part of Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 PDHPE programs. The following links will allow teachers to access electronic copies of the materials.

Introduction and overview

Theme 1: Recognising abuse

Theme 2: Power in relationships  

Theme 3: Protective strategies   

Support materials

Child protection Stage 2

This resource provides teaching and learning activities that will assist teachers to implement child protection education as part of Stage 2 PDHPE programs. The following links will allow teachers to access electronic copies of the materials.

Introduction and overview  

Theme 1: Recognising abuse  

Theme 2: Power in relationships  

Theme 3: Protective strategies  

Support materials

Child protection Stage 3

This resource provides teaching and learning activities that will assist teachers to implement child protection education as part of Stage 3 PDHPE programs. The following links will allow teachers to access electronic copies of the materials.

Introduction and overview  

Theme 1: Recognising abuse  

Theme 2: Power in relationships  

Theme 3: Protective strategies  

Support materials

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