Personal Safety Education
Schools can help children and young people to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes that they need to keep themselves safe now and in the future.
Personal safety is a key part of a programme of PSHE education, which schools can develop to meet the needs of their pupils.
Areas that may be covered include:
- Accident prevention
- Communication skills
- Drug education
- Healthy relationships
- Online safety
- Rights and responsibilities
- Problem solving, risk management and decision making
- Emotional health and resilience
- Road Safety
- Weapons and gangs
- Accessing help and support
Wiltshire's Healthy Schools programme asks schools to provide evidence of a whole school approach to health and wellbeing, which contains a range of actions and school provision to promote personal safety.
Links to teaching resources
Resources that may be useful for schools to teach about personal safety, as part of PSHE education will appear here:
- Resources for schools to teach about CSE (Various sources, updated 2018)
- #knifefree lesson plans KS3 & 4 (Home Office, 2017)
- Keeping Safe Out and About. Lesson plans for Year 6 pupils. (Healthy Schools Islington, 2011)
These lesson plans are for primary school teachers who want to include teaching about the risks of participating in anti-social behaviour, gangs and gang related behaviour and keeping safe in the local area as part of PSHE.
- Run Hide and Tell resource packs for KS3&4 (ACT/PSHE Association, 2017)
The Run, Hide, Tell resource pack has been produced by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), as part of their ACT for YOUTH campaign to inform 11-16 year olds of how best to react to a gun or knife terror attack.
- An increase in knife crime. (Red Cross, 2018)
Teaching materials to discuss how to defuse tension and avoid conflict, and the first aid for someone with a heavy bleed. (Ages 11-19).
- BBC Bitzesize Personal Safety video clips
- Neighbourhood Watch Serious Violence Campaign Toolkit
A compilation of free campaign materials on a range of topics, which will help parents and other adults raise the subject with their children or other youngsters they know, to try to stop them from carrying knives or other weapons.
British Values and Prevent (on this site)