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Safeguarding through the curriculum

Everyone has a responsibility for safeguarding children and young people. Keeping children safe in education (link opens in new tab or page) makes the link between safeguarding and the curriculum:

Governing bodies and proprietors should consider how children may be taught about safeguarding, including online, through teaching and learning opportunities, as part of providing a broad and balanced curriculum. This may include covering relevant issues through personal, social health and economic education (PSHE), and/or – for maintained schools and colleges – through sex and relationship education (SRE).

Key principles of effective prevention education – produced by the PSHE Association on behalf of CEOP

Produced in partnership with Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), this report outlines 11 key principles of effective practice in prevention/ preventative education. The principles are based on a literature review of research into common elements of successful educational interventions, encompassing hundreds of programmes in the UK and abroad. They are applicable to all areas of prevention education, not solely online safety.

The following links and pages will support schools with this requirement in addition to those on the toolbar to the left.


Drug and alcohol education


Relationships and Sex Education

ParentInfo (link opens in new tab or page) is a regularly updated and free feed of information, advice and sources of support that schools can deliver to parents and carers – a pipeline of information they can integrate seamlessly into their own websites and use in other formats.

The service aims to deliver information on a whole range of parenting themes, the emphasis being on helping parents and carers develop their children’s resilience to the risks and pressures they face in today’s world. The articles and videos cover difficult topics about sex, relationships and the internet, body image and peer pressure, as well as broad parenting topics like ‘how much sleep do teenagers need?’.]]>