Links to a variety of useful resources from other organisations and professional bodies to support schools and partners in their work to keep children and young people safe.
- Anti-social Behaviour
- Clever never goes
- Cyber Bullying
- Domestic Abuse
- FGM & Harmful Practices
- Forced Marriage Unit
- Healthy Relationships
- Introduction to the Police
- Knife/Street Crime
- Posting/Sharing Images
- Rights and The Law
- Road Safety
- Sexual Consent
- Teen Sexual Harm
Advice & Support
Action Against Abduction
Child Abduction Hub
Information and advice on all types of child abduction, whether by family members, acquaintances or strangers.
Government International child abduction
Free sources of advice and support.
National Family Mediation Service
Child Abduction in separation.
Department for Education (DfE)
Reports & Publications
Action Against Abduction 2014 review of ‘stranger danger’
Highlights inherent difficulties with the ‘out of date’ approach, looking at the main problems:
- Focusing attention on the threat from strangers can detract from the greater danger posed by someone known to children.
- Teaching children to be wary of strangers can inhibit them from seeking help if they are lost or in distress.
- Psychological studies have demonstrated that children of all ages struggle to distinguish a stranger from a non-stranger. Young children often think ‘nice-looking’ or ‘kind-sounding’ people are not strangers. Conversely, strangers are often perceived to all be ‘mean-looking’.
- Adults are often not consistent in applying rules not to talk to, or take things from, strangers.
Children Commissioners Report 2017
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse – The Role of Schools. Findings show 90% of primary schools still delivering ‘stranger danger’ classes (refer to p.11)
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Advice and guidance for local authorities, headteachers, school and governing bodies
Guidance for educators and practitioners
Drugs and Alcohol Education
The Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS) is commissioned by the DfE to provide high quality information and advice for practitioners
Specialist in Drug and Alcohol support, intervention and training in Hampshire
Department of Health FGM information leaflet (multiple languages)
Free Online FGM Safeguarding Course – provided by Virtual College
NSPCC dedicated information and resources
Free, Anonymous FGM helpline 24/7: Call 0800 028 3550
Forced Marriage Resources
The Home Office Forced Marriage Unit publish a number of free online resources including e-learning training, leaflets and posters and guidance.
Training: The FMU has also developed free forced marriage e-learning for professionals. The modules aim to enable professionals to recognise the warning signs and ensure that appropriate action is taken to help protect and support all those at risk.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have problems registering.
- business-card sized containing contact details for the FMU to give to potential victim.
Videos: A range of short films have been created which include:
The Right to Choose ‘Consequences of a forced marriage’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSPxOa9tCOI&feature=youtu.be
Spotting the Signs – Nayana: https://youtu.be/kJbND8seYhE
Spotting the Signs – Jess: https://youtu.be/dUdiT5cAVgg
Spotting the Signs – Azim: https://youtu.be/nF2_4uRtHJs
The British High Commission in Islamabad commissioned short animated documentaries on the issue of forced marriage in Pakistan
Sara’s Story: https://youtu.be/Uh8F-XYBSfY
Farzana’s Story: https://youtu.be/_PibJQ5el9Y
Shazia’a Story: https://youtu.be/620D5VhEf94
Honour Based Abuse Resources
Honour-based Violence Awareness Network: http://hbv-awareness.com/honour-based-violence/
An International resource centre providing a variety of information, resources and reports.
SafeLives – Ending Domestic Abuse: http://www.safelives.org.uk/spotlight-4-honour-based-violence-and-forced-marriage
Provides a wide range of information and film resource specific to HBV/HBA (includes Forced Marriage)
Karma Nirvana: https://karmanirvana.org.uk/about/honour-based-abuse/
A help and support service for professionals concerned for someone and for victims through a dedicated helpline: Call 0800 5999 247 ( 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday)
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Providing free education resources for KS2, KS3 & KS4: http://www.benkinsella.org.uk/files/The-Ben-Kinsella-Trust-–-supporting-lessons.docx.pdf
No Knives Better Lives (Scotland)
Providing free education resources for KS2 (Playing it Safe), KS3 & KS4, as well as a section specifically for young people and parents to sign-post to and option to sign-up for the NKBL newsletter. https://noknivesbetterlives.com/practitioners/resources/toolkits/
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Training for for govenors, support staff and practitioners
Useful information and resources
Resources on Prevent Duty Guidance, Promoting Fundamental British Values, safeguarding advice for schools and childcare provider, teaching approaches that help build resilience to extremism among young people, and the use of social media for online radicalisation.
National Police Chief Council reporting extremism resource
Connecting schools and young people to Parliament – Resources for schools/HE/FE
Resources for Primary, Secondary, FE/HE
Online training modules and information
Provides information, film resources and campaigns which promotes children and young people in the UK having their legal rights and entitlements respected and promoted, and their voices heard and valued.
A – Z of law related matter specific to children and young people.
Information about children’s rights and explanations of legal definitions.
Information about children’s rights and the Schools Campaign network.
Hampshire Resources and Initiatives
My Journey Hampshire is a travel awareness campaign delivered by local Councils and partners, funded by the Department for Transport and includes resources and initiatives for primary schools, secondary schools and colleges.
Portsmouth City Council road safety team offer schools the opportunity to work towards the nationally-recognised ‘Modeshift STARS’ programme; the Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs) initiative and the Pompey Monster Walk to School Challenge.
Southampton City Council travel team provide Road Safety education from pre-school age coordinated by the road safety education officer.
Hampshire Fire & Rescue provide Kidszone which includes safety activities and resources for teachers relating to roads, pedestrian and bike safety.
National Resources and Initiatives
The Cycle-Smart Foundation is an award winning child cyclist safety charity committed to saving young people’s lives by promoting all aspects of safer cycling and, in particular, the importance of wearing cycle helmets. Resources include videos, leaflets and activity books for young children.
Modeshift STARS is a free to join national schools awards scheme established to recognise schools who demonstrate excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of active travel in order to improve the health, well-being and safety of children and young people.
To report an incident or require advice call 101; however, if a child is in immediate danger of harm call 999.
Wildfire Sexting Prevention and Awareness Campaign: An award winning* animation produced by students from Robert May’s School in Odiham; the winning entry of our #PoliceApprentice competition where students developed and presented campaign ideas to educate other young people on the dangers of sharing nude pictures and content via digital devices.
- Sex, Relationships and the Internet homepage: includes video resources Exposed; Consequences; First to a Million and Clare Thought She Knew.
Childnet: Information, advice and publications specific to sexting
- ‘Picture This’ Drama Based Group Activity: A practical educational sexting resource that addresses and questions the sensitive issue of sending sexually explicit messages or photos electronically to educate young people about the consequences of creating and sending indecent images. Includes 25-minute play script, lesson plans and film clips.
- Childnet International provide school visit service; click here for details
NSPCC: Information for talking to children about the risks of sexting and what you can do to protect them
South West Grid for Learning (SWfGL): sexting information homepage
- Advice for Schools, Responding to and Managing Sexting Incidents: Infographic providing general advice and guidance.
- With Friends Like These: Video resource which aims to raise young people’s awareness of the consequences of sharing and publishing images online, demonstrating how things quickly gain momentum and get out of control. Includes lesson plans, play script/storyboard and character clips
- So You Got Naked Online: Booklet for young people who may have put a sexting image or video online and have lost control over who it’s being shared with. Also useful for parents to support manage a situation.
UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS): Homepage
- Sexting in Schools and Colleges: Responding to incidents and safeguarding young people. Publication giving guidance and advice for professionals.
Free resources from the association for teachers, leads and other practitioners
Information about sexual consent and what you can do to protect young people.
Promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing: a whole school and college approach.
Innovative education and outreach programme working with young people (aged 10+) on a wide range of sex and relationship issues, with particular focus on sexual violence prevention.
Aims to encourage teenagers to re-think their views on violence, abuse, controlling behaviour and what consent means within their relationships.
Women’s sexual consent campaign.