Child Protection Reporting Policy Attachment 1
PROTECT Identifying and Responding to Student Sexual Offending DET ©2016 1
For Primary School Students
Get the facts
This fact sheet is aboutmaking sure you know how to keep safe. It gives you the facts about what to do if someone is hurting you or your friends or making you feel unsafe.
What are your rights?
Everyone has the right to feel safe and be protected. No one is allowed to threaten you, hurt you or touch you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable.
No one should behave in a way that makes you feel unsafe or afraid, including anyone in your family, anyone at school or anywhere else in the community.
How do I know if something is wrong?
Every relationship should be respectful.
It is wrong for anyone to hurt you or make you feel unsafe, uncomfortable or afraid. Remember a person doesn’t have to physically hurt or touch you to be doing the wrong thing.
Even if you are not sure, if something doesn’t feel right you should tell an adult who can help you.
What should I do if I feel unsafe?
Tell an adult you trust – telling someone won’t get you in trouble.
If you feel threatened, unsafe, or if you feel uncomfortable about how someone is touching you, talking to you, or treating you, you should tell a trusted adult. You can tell a teacher or any adult at your school. They will be able to help you. You can also tell your parent, carer, or any family member or adult you trust.
Even if the person who is making you feel like this has asked you not to tell anyone, you should still talk to an adult. It is more important that you are safe and protected.
What should I do if I am worried that someone I know is unsafe?
Tell an adult you trust. You can tell a teacher or any adult at
your school. They will be able help your friend or the person
you are worried about. You can also tell your parent, carer, or any family member or adult that you trust.
Even if the person who you are worried about has asked you not to tell anyone, you should still talk to an adult. It is more
important to make sure that your friend is safe and protected.
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What will happen if I tell an adult at the school that I feel unsafe, or that I think my friend is unsafe?
Adults at your school must listen to your concerns and help.
In some cases the adult at school may need to tell another adult about your concerns so that you, or the person you know can be protected.
Adults at your school can provide you with support and make sure you don’t have to deal with this alone.
What if I don’t feel like I can talk to anyone at my school?
If you don’t feel like you can talk to an adult at your school, you can talk to your parent or carer. If you don’t feel like you can talk to your parent or carer, you can talk to another adult within your family. This may be an aunt, uncle, a step-parent,
or a grandparent.
If you don’t feel like you can talk to any of these adults, you should still try and find an adult that you can trust, and that you can to talk to. You don’t need to deal with things on your own.
There are many people who can help you. Here are some other suggestions: