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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

Keeping Safe Out and About. Lesson plans for Year 6 pupils. (Healthy Schools Islington) 

These lesson plans have been written for teachers in primary schools who want to teach about the risks of participating in anti-social behaviour, gangs and gang related behaviour and keeping safe in the local area. They have been designed to be a part of the school’s planned PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) education and citizenship curriculum and provide a clear and comprehensive guide for teaching, at a level that is appropriate for primary age pupils.

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.  

BBC Bitzesize Personal Safety video clips

Useful Links

Wiltshire Council Road Safety Education Services 

Wiltshire Council Drug and Alcohol Misuse pages

Wiltshire Police: PSHE support  

www.fearless.org

Forest Schools

Home Office: County lines - protecting vulnerable people from exploitation: posters (2017)

Rise Above pages for young people on smoking. alcohol and other drugs