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Copperfields Preschool (Kindergarten Room)

80 Copperfield Drive

Delahey, VIC 3037

Australia

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Children have the right to be and feel safe at all times. Talking to children from an early age about safety, their bodies, and how they can protect themselves, is an important part of keeping them safe.

Personal safety, also known as protective behaviours, is a powerful way to teach children about safety, risk taking, and what they can do when they feel unsafe. Children who are confident, assertive and have good support networks are less likely to be at risk of harm or find themselves in dangerous situations. By building awareness of ‘safe’ behaviours, and teaching children empowerment strategies, personal safety aims to promote child resilience; and ultimately reduce child abuse in our community.

To ensure that parents and carers are fully informed and know how to help children to stay safe, you are highly encouraged to attend this seminar.

Who should attend?

Parents and carers of young children aged 0-5. Please do not bring your children to this seminar.

Why should I attend?

As a parent or carer, attending this seminar will help you to:

  • Learn more about issues of personal safety for your children

  • Become more confident in talking about body safety

  • Create a safe environment and help identify unsafe situations

  • Become a highly effective instructor in personal safety for children

  • Communicate consistent safety messages that match what they are learning at their centre

  • Help your children become more confident in responding to unsafe situations and to speak up if something happens that concerns or upsets them

  • Find additional resources to support you at home

Plus, the first 50 people to register for this event and attend on the evening will receive a FREE goodie bag worth $15 courtesy of ECMS event sponsors, including an environmentally friendly reusable tote bag, coloured pencils, hand sanitiser, pen, notepad, post-it notes, magnetic puzzle, chocolates and more!

About ECMS and Child Wise

ECMS is a proudly child-safe organisation that is committed to developing the knowledge and skills of our workforce to ensure that your children learn in a safe environment. Child Wise works closely with ECMS’ network of educators so that the children across our 72 services are provided with personal safety skills and strategies.

The personal safety program builds up children’s resilience and confidence in order for them to problem solve and identify strategies to prevent them from harm, such as how to identify and avoid risky situations or how to speak up and seek help. Studies show that the program is most effective when there is a three-way approach to education – educating teachers, educating parents/carers, and educating children.

Event format

6:00pm Registration and arrival tea, coffee and biscuits
6:30-8:30pm Presentation by ECMS and Child Wise

How to get there

The event is located at the Copperfields Preschool Kindergarten Room. The entrance is at 80 Copperfield Drive, Delahey. Enter through the gate to the Community Centre, then turn right into the Kindergarten.

Off street parking is available, and you can also catch a train to Watergardens Station and catch bus route 425 to stop Aitken Dr/Copperfield Dr (Delahey). For other public transport options please visit https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/journey.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about this event please contact Amelia Yip, ECMS Events Manager at events@ecms.org.au.

Date and Time

Location

Copperfields Preschool (Kindergarten Room)

80 Copperfield Drive

Delahey, VIC 3037

Australia

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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