1st Edition

A Practical Resource for Supporting Children’s Right to Feel Safe

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after November 18, 2021
ISBN 9781032069159
November 18, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
48 Pages 27 Color Illustrations

USD $26.95

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Book Description

For effective use, this book should be purchased alongside the storybook. Both books can be purchased together as a set, Something Has Happened: A Storybook and Guide for Safeguarding and Supporting Children’s Right to Feel Safe [978-1-032-06912-8]


This programme of activities, created to be used alongside the storybook, Something Has Happened, has been designed to help children develop their own internal measure of safety, and teaches them how to ask for help if they feel unsafe.

The sessions and activities in this book directly correlate to episodes in the storybook Something Has Happened, covering all of the fundamental aspects of safeguarding as well as all elements of the Protective Behaviours (PB) process. Taking adults and children through a wide range of discussion points and activities all underpinned by clear guidance, it acts as a starting point to help children understand that being safe from harm is the most important right they have and that the trusted adults around them will always take action to believe and protect them.

Key features of this resource include:

  • Session plans that directly link to events in the Something Has Happened storybook
  • Clear, detailed and accessible activity plans that can be used with whole classes, small groups or with individual children
  • Photocopiable activity sheets

With a concise and accessible introduction to the right to feel safe and protective behaviours, this is an invaluable resource for teachers, support staff and other professionals working with both primary and lower-secondary aged children.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Session 1 Feeling Safe  Session 2 My Safety Scale  Session 3 Let’s Help Joe  Session 4 My Network  Session 5 Don’t Give Up  Session 6 Feeling Safer  Appendices  Appendix 1 – Body Outline  Appendix 2 – Feelings Alphabet  Appendix 3 – My Safety Scale  Appendix 4 – Safety Scale Cards  Appendix 5 – Safety Scale Situations  Appendix 6 – I Feel Safe When….  Appendix 7 – Top 10 Activities  Appendix 8 – Leaf Template  Appendix 9 – Network Template  Appendix 10 – Network Bookmark  Appendix 11 – Network Invitation  Appendix 12 – Persistence Cards  Appendix 13 – Being A Helpful Friend  Appendix 14 – My Safe Safe  Appendix 15 – We all have the right to feel safe poster  Appendix 16 - Breathing, Relaxation and Waking up!

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Liz Bates is an independent education consultant. She supports both primary and secondary schools in all aspects of Emotional Health and Wellbeing, and Safeguarding, including whole school approaches, training staff and delivering talks to parents. Liz is a Protective Behaviours Trainer, a Wellbeing Award Advisor for Optimus and a Schools Engagement Trainer for The Anna Freud Centre.