Apologies for not adding an update sooner regarding on-going projects to extend access to Protective Behaviours both in terms of training and practice by trying to find affordable and sustainable ways to get the messages across to young people. However, I can now well and truly say that I believe all the behind the scenes work that has been going on with Sharon & Neil Evans from the Dot Com Children’s Fund charity, (and there has been an awful lot of it), could mean that the dream of getting the PBs messages to as many children and young people as possible is looking more achievable. Sharon, Neil and I have met on a number of occasions since July 2013 with a view to developing new resources for children in Key Stage 1 and updating existing resources for Key Stage 2. This has meant that 2 new journals and teacher guides have been created for Years 1 & 2, all the existing Teacher Guides require re-writing: just 2 to go, and updates to websites are taking place – no small job. Many thanks also need to go to Steve and Judith for all their hard work, attention to detail and on-going involvement.
I’m really looking forward to all that 2014 could bring for children in all schools in terms of learning the personal safety skills that PBs offers, as well as developing projects for parents and the under 5s that will be reinforced in schools were Dot Com resources are used. When I mentioned to people a couple of years ago that I felt strongly that we needed to find ways to join ‘the dots’ in terms of access to Protective Behaviours across the local authority and health service borders, I never envisaged that this could be achieved by being part of a team called Dot Com 😆
For more information please visit Dot Com Children’s Fund.