The development of effective preventative education in primary schools in Northern Ireland
An NSPCC study commissioned by the Department of Education in Northern Ireland.
- assessed the views, knowledge and understanding of 'keeping safe' messages in primary schools
- examined current practice on teaching these messages
- identified the key barriers and facilitators in relation to effective programme development and implementation.
There are a series of reports outlining the research methodology and key conclusions; presenting the views of the children, school staff and parents involved in the consultation; and discussing the practice, policy and research implications.
An overview of the development of effective abuse prevention education in primary schools in Northern Ireland (PDF, 44KB)
A briefing from the NSPCC's Safeguarding in Education Service (SiES).
Summary report (PDF, 230KB)
Phyllis Stephenson, Aisling McElearney and John Stead
Outlines the research methodology and key conclusions.
What do children currently know and understand? (PDF, 2.53MB)
Aisling McElearney, Joanne Scott, Gary Adamson, Kellie Turtle, Orla McBride and Phyllis Stephenson
The views of principals, teachers and other school staff (PDF, 495KB)
Aisling McElearney, Joanne Scott, Phyllis Stephenson, Anne Tracey and Dagmar Corry
Consulting with parents to promote their involvement in teaching 'keeping safe' messages (PDF, 396KB)
Aisling McElearney, Phyllis Stephenson, Mark Shevlin, Gary Adamson, Joanne Scott and Orla McBride
The views of cross-sector stakeholders (PDF, 396KB)
Phyllis Stephenson, Anne Tracey and Aisling McElearney
Exploring practice, policy and research implications (PDF, 763KB)
Aisling McElearney, Phyllis Stephenson and Gary Adamson
To help you keep safety at the heart of your school.