We recognise that child sexual abuse happens because of the actions of the abusers, and that safeguarding at various levels – family, community, society, policy – can make a big difference to the reduction of harm to children.
We also believe that all children and young persons have the right to education about their health and well-being (UNCRC, Article 24). This includes information and skills relating to body safety. Though adults have the responsibility to keep children and young persons safe, children can be equipped to differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate behaviour, and be empowered with safety steps that lower their level of risk and harm.
Body safety and consent education for parents, school staff, teachers, community workers, volunteers, etc.
Body safety and consent education for diverse children & youths ages 7 and above, through school and community groups
Body safety and consent education for children under 7 years with their primary caregivers
Customised train-the-trainer programme for teachers and staff to deliver body safety and consent education to their diverse communities
Advocating for safer practices and policies through research and partnerships
We have partnered with: 6th Sense (in Kebun Bahru), CATCH Plus (student care centre in Jalan Kukoh), Superhero Me, Emergence Convergence Festival @ Ground-Up Initiative, Rainbow Centre School, Terra Luna Yoga, Trehaus School, TRANS SAFE Center and others.
Through age-appropriate movement exercises, games and song, the Body Smarts Programme incorporates experiential and somatic exercises with trauma-aware practices and attention to different cultural/family values into its content to facilitate learning, discussion and reflection.
Topics covered include body ownership, body boundaries, and consent.