SRF Program

  • Body Safety Superstars!

    VEYLDF Alignment

    Item uses these practice principles: Reflective practice, Partnerships with families, High expectations for every child, Respectful relationships and responsive engagement, Equity and diversity, Assessment for learning and development, Integrated teaching and learning approaches, Partnerships with professionals.

    ​Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

    Description

    ​The Body Safety Superstars! program aims to engage educators, children and parents/carers in body safety education as an essential component in primary prevention of childhood child sexual abuse.

    Professionals build capacity in embedding body safety strategies into their practice whilst strengthening their confidence to engage with families and child abuse/neglect intervention services. These programs include all new updates on Child Safe Standards and National Principles for Victoria.

    Parents/carers are provided with facts, risks and myths surrounding childhood sexual abuse. They learn to identify grooming behaviours, how to model body safety strategies at home, and how to work cohesively with educators in keeping children safe.

    Specific goals of the program are that children transitioning to school:

    • have confidence in their assertive communication and social skills

    • have increased independence and understanding of bodily autonomy

    • develop emotional intelligence and help-seeking skills.

    The program follows a seven-point integrated approach that encourages:

    • teacher-led learning

    • child-led learning

    • family partnerships

    • connection with the wider community

    • reflection on policies and practices

    • modelling of respectful, inclusive child-safe practices.

    We have a strong commitment to providing all communities with body safety education that celebrates children of all socio-economic statuses, religions, abilities, sexuality and/or family structure. We are committed to providing these programs to all communities throughout regional and rural Victoria regardless of distance, and population size.

    Programs are delivered face-to-face or online via a platform of choice.

    Please check for upcoming events here: www.bodysafetyaustralia.com.au/calendar

    Detailed Costs

    Face to face programs

    Package 1: Superstars! Premium – $6831 (incl. GST) comprising:

    • a full day (five hours) of professional training for up to 50 participants
    • a two-hour parent/carer workshop for up to 50 participants
    • two children's programs*

    Package 2: Superstars! Taster – $4221 (incl. GST) comprising:

    • two hours of introductory professional development for up to 50 participants
    • a two-hour parent/carer workshop for up to 50 participants
    • two children's program*

    Package 3: Superstars! Community – $2221 (incl. GST) comprising:

    • a two-hour parent/carer workshop for up to 50 participants
    • one children's program*

    *Additional children's programs can be added to any package for $660 (incl. GST) per program. One children's program includes: 2 x 45min sessions delivered over two weeks to the same group of 30 or fewer children.

    For face-to-face delivery, there are additional travel and accommodation costs that apply to regional, rural and remote areas.

    Travel is charged at 0.72 cents per kilometre per educator, plus accommodation. Contact provider for further details. All prices are inclusive of GST.

    Please note packages 1 through 3 above are available via online at a reduced cost. Please contact the provider directly for more information.

    Online Programs

    Superstars! Pre-recorded Online Professional Development: $1500 (incl. GST) for unlimited sign-up per centre. This program is a self-paced professional training adapted for online learning and includes a 1 hour Live Q&A session when all participants have completed the program. Contact the office directly to book this session.

    Professional Development - Live Webinars! 2-3 hour Introductory: $1250/1450 (incl. GST)

    • Creating community partnerships in prevention
    • Childhood sexual abuse; myths, facts, indicators and risk factors
    • 10 key learning areas of abuse prevention
    • Embedding and modelling child safe practices

    Full-day 5 hours (This can be split over two sessions at no extra cost): $2,500 (incl. GST)

    • Creating community partnerships in prevention
    • Childhood sexual abuse; myths, facts, indicators and risk factors
    • 10 key learning areas of abuse prevention
    • Embedding and modelling child safe practices
    • Developing age-appropriate lessons and activities
    • Grooming and abusers
    • The role of technology in childhood sexual abuse
    • Hearing and handling disclosures including self-care
    • Age-appropriate behaviour
    • Ensuring culturally sensitive and inclusive solutions for your community

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: whole community approach for Educators, Parents/ carers, and children aged three to six.

    Program adaptability: this program has been developed for, and in consultation with; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and the LGBTIQ+ community. It is trauma-informed and healing in its approach. 

    Staffing: all staff are encouraged to attend the professional development workshop and the parent/carer workshop. Services should consider the cost of backfill when determining the cost of accessing this resource.

    Training requirements: the delivery platform for online programs are by the choice of the enquirer/community. We have experience with Zoom, WebEx, Teams, Google Meet etc.

    Australian experience: the program is delivered Nationally, including in rural and remote areas. Whole community uptake is most effective in the prevention of childhood sexual abuse when you engage an entire community, children are supported at home, at school and online and the onus of protection is taken from our most vulnerable and placed squarely on the adults who care for them.

    Priority Area

    Wellbeing (social and emotional)

    Strength of Evidence

    Level 4 – Emerging research evidence