The CAPP programme (Stay
Safe) is a primary school based approach to the prevention of child
abuse. The aim of the programme is to reduce vulnerability to child
abuse and bullying through the provision of a personal safety
education programme for children at primary school level, continuing
professional development for teachers, training for Boards of
Management and information sessions for parents.
The Stay Safe programme
itself is a personal safety skills programme designed for use with
primary school children from Junior Infants through to 6th class.
The programme seeks to enhance children’s self-protective skills by
participation in lessons on safe and unsafe situations, bullying,
inappropriate touch, secrets, telling and stranger danger.
The programme aims to give
children the skills necessary to enable them to recognise and resist
abuse/victimisation and teaches them that they should always tell
(an adult that can help) about any situation which they find unsafe,
upsetting, threatening, dangerous or abusive.