“I knew the content would be good as I had researched this and had received information from you well beforehand. What I wasn’t expecting was the quality of the teaching that came from your team. Often when outside agencies deliver to school, their delivery can be weak. You and your team communicated so well, they commanded respect, trust and above all, the children felt safer as a result of your input.”

– Head Teacher

“I feel really safe because CAP has told me what to do to feel safe, strong and free..”

– Year 2 Child

Children who have taken part in abuse prevention programmes are three times more likely to disclose abuse than those who have not. These children also show increased skills in protective behaviours. (Cochrane, April 2015)

CAP's aim is to reduce the vulnerability of children to all forms of abuse by running age appropriate workshops. The use of puppets, images, songs, role-play, films and discussion makes the sessions fun and enjoyable. CAP deals with some of the more sensitive topics that teachers might find uncomfortable.

The children’s sessions:

Each CAP workshop last for three hours. They can be held in a whole morning session or in three separate sessions over consecutive days. A team of two or three CAP facilitators will work with the whole class group, remaining in the classroom where the children feel comfortable and with the teacher involved in the session.

We have different programmes for:   – Nursery schools   – Primary schools   – Special schools   – Secondary schools

Rolling Programme: By operating a rolling programme CAP returns to schools every 18 months with a different input so that messages can be built on and embedded in the community

The adult sessions:

Our whole community approach to children’s safety is a vital aspect of the CAP programme. Separate sessions are run for parents and school staff before we even start work with the children. Adult workshops aim to build confidence in protecting children.

Cost to school

CAP asks the schools to pay a small fee towards the CAP workshops, this is largely subsidised. We raise 80% of our running costs ourselves through grants and trusts. We ask for a 20% contribution from the school. Please contact CAP UK office for the details of the costs. If finance is a problem please do get in touch and we can discuss options.

LSA- “It’s a programme that is worth every penny of cost! You can’t put a price on safeguarding a child.”

For more information, or to book the CAP project in your school:

Please call our office or email us and one of our team will be happy to talk to you. Alternatively we can come to your school to discuss our programme.

Our calendar gets booked up a year in advance. Please do get in touch to secure your week!

If you have any concerns about a child’s safety, these are places that can offer advice:

Child Protection Co-ordinator in your school (often the Head teacher)
NSPCC: 0808 800 500
Local Safeguarding Children’s Board in your area

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