Self Help, Independence & Safeguarding

The teaching of self-help and independence aims to teach children to:

  • Develop independent personal care skills
  • Understand, manage and respond to their own feelings and the feelings of others
  • Communicate their wants and needs
  • Develop self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Develop positive relationships with others and achieve a sense of self-worth and pride in their achievements
  • Travel and select resources and equipment independently

The teaching of safeguarding aims to teach children to:

  • Respond appropriately to others
  • Develop their ‘voice’ to express feelings, needs, concerns and choices
  • Be aware of the risks in their environment and daily lives