Summer Safety Resources

Here you will find resources to support the delivery of summer safety sessions for pupils.

Earlier in the 2020/21 academic year, we conducted consultation sessions with professionals from schools across the UK focused on their concerns for pupils in relation to the pandemic.

A consistent concern raised by these schools was a potential increase in risk-taking by young people during the forthcoming summer holidays.

The summer is always a potential time of risk-taking but it may be more pronounced this year due to a general feeling of having 'missed out' and the impact of not being able to socialise as we would have wished over the past year. 

To address these concerns we have developed these 'Summer Safety' resources. They use a protective behaviours approach and provide practical skills to support children and young people so they are better equipped to manage risky and unsafe situations.

 

PLEASE NOTE - These do not replace the requirement to deliver additional RSHE lessons on specific risks such as drugs and alcohol, sexual health and consent. The resources are intended to complement your existing RSHE delivery and we recommend you deliver sessions focused on relevant topics over the summer term.

For any advice or guidance on this please contact one of the team. 

Primary Summer Safety Resources:

  • The videos below provide lesson content for each session

  • They should be delivered in conjunction with the relevant supporting document

  • The video will prompt you to pause the video at key points and complete the activity using the information in the supporting document

​Session 1 Content

  • What do we mean by risk?

  • How can we tell if something is risky?

​Session 2 Content

  • How our feelings can help us stay safe

  • My own feelings that help me stay safe

​Session 3 Content

  • The influence of our friends and peers

  • Summer Safety Plan

Secondary Summer Safety Resources:

  • The videos below provide lesson content for each session

  • They should be delivered in conjunction with the relevant supporting document

  • The video will prompt you to pause the video at key points and complete the activity using the information in the supporting document

​Session 1 Content

  • Risks we may encounter over the summer

  • Why that may be the case

  • Will this summer be different?

​Session 2 Content

  • Influence of friends and peers

  • Positive and negative peer influence

  • Consent in all forms, not just sexual consent

​Session 3 Content

  • How do we know if something is risky or unsafe

  • Skills to identify risky and unsafe situations

  • Summer Safety Plan