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SIKHUSELA PROGRAMME

WHAT IS THE SIKHUSELA PROGRAMME?

A COMMUNITY BASED RESPONSE TO CHILD PROTECTION (PRE-SCHOOL/TODDLERS) Child protection training for crèches/ECD

WHO CAN ATTEND?

The Sikhusela programme was developed to equip teachers, ECD principals, day care mothers, or any adult that works with children age 2-5 years with knowledge on child protection matters. The aim of the Sikhusela programme is to focus on how teachers can identify children that are at risk of abuse, neglect or malnutrition. The course will equip you with practical tools on how to deal with a child’s disclosure of abuse, where to refer to find appropriate help, how to involve the parents effectively and to teach children safety measures – at an early age.

Sikhusela training is not intended to provide learners with an accredited level ECD training to obtain a formal qualification. Sikhusela programme is a must-have “toolkit” of how to deal with various matters affecting our children and practical tools on keeping our children safe.

The Sikhusela Training comes highlighy recommended by all participants.

TOPICS COVERED DURING THE TRAINING:

During the Sikhusela Training programme you will be empowered with knowledge and skills to deal effectively with the following circumstances at your crèche/school/day care or

 

Child Development Phases & milestones

Age appropriate sexual play between kids – when is it sexual abuse?

Positive
Discipline
Bullying
Corrective behaviour

 

Child Nutrition & Health
- HIV & AIDS
- TB
- Vaccinations

Special Needs Children

 

Involved Parents

Children’s Rights
&
Social Grants

Identifying child abuse & referral procedures

Developing a Child Protection Policy for your centre

ECD norms & standards, registration and compliance

Domestic Violence
Survivors of abuse

Protective Behaviours

Effective communication with my staff

  A CUSTOMISED TOY BAG IS INCLUDED – with puppets, robot poster and effective discipline training aids.

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