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Implementing the child protection curriculum

The Keeping Safe: child protection curriculum (KS:CPC) is taught to children and young people from age 3 to year 12 and can be integrated into the curriculum.

The letter to sites – KS:CPC (PDF 135KB) implementation outlines the importance and scope of the curriculum.

Online documents and resources

The KS:CPC for preschool to year 12 is divided into 5 documents:

  • Early years: ages 3 to 5
  • Early years: years R to 2
  • Primary years: years 3 to 5
  • Middle years: years 6 to 9
  • Senior years: years 10 to 12.

There are also 2 support documents for educators working with children and young people:

  • from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • with disability and additional needs.

These 7 documents are available on the child protection portal (staff login required).

Staff must have completed the full day face-to-face training to have access to this portal page. Copying or printing is only allowed for the purpose of teaching and professional learning.

Preschool

The KS:CPC concepts and activities can be integrated throughout the Early Years Learning framework outcomes.

The EYLF mapping tool (staff login required) outlines ways to integrate the KS:CPC in early years learning.

School years

The KS:CPC fits within the health and physical education (HPE) learning area of the Australian Curriculum, but can also be incorporated across other learning areas. Connections between HPE and KS:CPC include:

  • the personal, social and community health strand
  • sub-strands:
    • being healthy, safe and active
    • communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing
    • contributing to healthy and active communities.
  • focus areas:
    • safety
    • relationships and sexuality.

The following mapping tools provide connections between the KS:CPC activities and Australian Curriculum: HPE.

Senior years

Beyond year 10, students undertake SACE subjects.

The KS:CPC could be delivered through the school’s wellbeing program, pastoral care, home group or relevant learning areas.

Relationships and sexual health education

The relationships and sexual health curriculum can be embedded across the KS:CPC. 

Sexual Health Information Networking and Education (SHine SA) provide information and resources for schools. The following resources include ways to incorporate the child protection curriculum with sexual health education:

Whole site planning

The whole site planning overview (staff login required) provides information on the Site implementation rubric and Sample planning guides.

The whole site planning guide (staff login required) provides step-by-step tips to assist sites.

Sites may also find it useful to map the curriculum over the 3 or 4 year period of the relevant year level document to ensure that all focus areas are covered using the sample planning guides (staff login required).

Contact

Learner wellbeing

Phone: 8226 5887
Email: DECD.CPC [at] sa.gov.au