Protective Behaviours

Protective Behaviours at Hazel.

We teach about protective behaviours to all children.  This scheme of work is incorporated into PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) lessons.  The scheme is entitled ‘Taking Care’ and originated in America and we currently use the Warwickshire programme designed by Ann Seal (WCC).  The programme aims to give children age appropriate strategies for talking about their feelings and in particular their own personal safety and wellbeing.

The programme also looks at identifying support networks for times when we need someone to listen and help.

Protective Behaviours is based on two key messages:

  • We all have the right to feel safe all of the time
  • We can talk with someone about anything, even if it feels awful or small

We share the information via booklets sent home to parents and a presentation to parents at the Autumn term parent evening.

Further information on the Protective Behaviours (Taking Care) curriculum is available at: