The SSF project believes that every child has the right to grow up safe, strong and free and that preventing sexual assault and exploitation of children is the responsibility of the whole community.
Safe Strong and Free (SSF)
The project aims to reduce the vulnerability of young children to abuse and assult. Project staff and trained volunteers use puppets and talking with children to teach them strategies to use that will help them stay safe if they encounter bullying, an approach from a stranger and an inappropriate or unwanted approach from an adult the child knows.
Awareness raising information is distributed to parents followed by a meeting to let them pre-view the children's programme, get questions answered and any concerns addressed. This is followed by three workshops for children covering the subjects mentioned above.
The service is available to Nurseries and Pre-school Partner Centres throughout Highland.
From November 2004 to June 2005 the programme will have been completed in 137 Pre-school centres with around 2000 children and families benefiting from the Safe, Strong & Free Project.
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