Protective Behaviours is a personal safety program that teaches children skills and strategies to identify and respond to a range of unsafe situations.
The program is underpinned by two core themes:
- “We all have the right to be safe and feel safe at all times.”
- “We can talk with someone about anything, no matter what it is.”
Protective Behaviours was developed in the USA in the 1970s by Peg Flandreau West, a school pastoral care worker who recognised that in most cases, children were harmed by someone they knew rather than a stranger. Since that time, the program has evolved to respond to emerging issues impacting on the safety of children and young people.
WA Child Safety Services is selected by the Department of Education as a Protective Behaviours training provider.
Our accredited facilitators provide Protective Behaviours programs through:
- Parent Workshops
- Professional Development
- Classroom Sessions
- Agency Referrals