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UK Trauma Council Launch Critical Incidents Resources

The UK Trauma Council (UKTC) have developed a series of free, accessible resources for educational communities, to support them in preparing for and managing critical incidents. The set of easy-to-use policy templates, staff training and lesson plans are guided by five evidence-based principles – to ensure children and young people feel safe, calm, connected, in control and hopeful – and are designed to help prepare for and manage the response to potentially traumatic events.   

Download the resources for free 

The UKTC are planning a full-day conference on Thursday 29 June to support educational professionals to create the best environment for recovery following a critical incident.  Register your interest for the conference

New 'Better Health' Bullying and Cyberbullying Resources

The ‘Better Health: Every Mind Matters’ suite of free PSHE education lesson plans and resources supports primary and secondary school teachers to promote the health and wellbeing of their pupils.

The latest lesson plans, which have received the PSHE Association Quality Mark, help pupils discuss the emotional impact of bullying, while exploring how to respond safely.

Research shows that one in four children who experienced online bullying did not report it to anyone.

These new Better Health lesson plans — one for Year 6 pupils and another for KS3-4 — use scenario-based activities to explore with pupils how they can support each other and seek help.

The materials are launched to coincide with Anti-Bullying Week 2021 and will help you meet the statutory RSHE requirements to teach about different types of bullying (including cyberbullying).

Download bullying and cyberbullying resources


Domestic Abuse Act 2021

This link gives information about the new legislation - the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.

'It's a Jungle Out There!' Road Safety Campaign

It’s time to talk about road safety - Parents, carers and educators are urged to talk to children in their care about road safety amidst growing concern that the pandemic has impacted young peoples’ exposure to ‘road risks’.

The call to action is particularly focused at families with 11- and 12-year-olds who are about to transition from primary to secondary school, and who may be preparing to commute to and from a new school solo for the first ever time in September.

According to Transport for London’s (TfL) road danger reduction dashboard and data, a worrying 143 children aged 0-15 were injured on the roads at the start of the last school year (1st – 30th Sept 2020), including 73 pedestrians. 14 casualties that occurred during this period were classed as ‘serious’.

A series of 5 videos have been launched via facebook with the aim of reaching out to as many parents/carers as possible. Each video depicts a jungle character displaying character traits that a child may have or relate to, such as the excitable and easily distracted Lemur: It's a Jungle Out There! - Lemur story - YouTube All 5 videos are available to view at along with a free downloadable illustrated road safety guide.

Updated KS4-5 'Relationship Safety' Materials

These newly updated KS4-5 'Relationship Safety' materials from the Alice Ruggles Trust have received the PSHE Association Quality Mark  — promoting awareness of unhealthy relationship behaviours and stalking to help protect young people from the potential risks.
Primarily aimed at key stage 4 students, but also suitable for key stage 5, the lessons support schools to build student confidence in managing situations where people are exhibiting or experiencing unhealthy relationship behaviours. They will also support colleagues to deliver key aspects of statutory Relationships and Sex Education.

These has been added a brand new lesson focusing on de-escalation and self-regulation which aims to reduce stalking prevalence, plus activities which highlight cyber-enabled stalking to ensure the content is relevant for young people.

Detailed lesson plans are included with activities, teacher guidance and accompanying PowerPoint presentations. The teacher guidance has also been updated to support teacher understanding of stalking.

Download Free Lesson Materials

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