The Safe Strong and Free Project (SSF) is a primary abuse prevention programme. It is a Highland charity, which aims to reduce the vulnerability of young children to abuse and assault.
The main method is workshops, which teach children serious things in a ‘fun’ way. They don’t mention terms such as ‘sex’ or ‘abuse’, or what could happen if a stranger took a child. Rather than frightening children, they focus on empowering the children with tools to stay safe and the knowledge that their body belongs to them. These workshops impact basic, effective assertiveness and resistance strategies.
Parents as partners are very important to the work of SSF. Did you know there are parent videos to inform and complement the workshops SSF deliver for 4-year-olds in their early learning and child care settings? Click on http://safestrongandfree.org.uk/ to visit the Safe Strong and Free website, where you can watch short videos for parents on Bullying, Strangers and Secrets and/or download the Parent Resource Pack.