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Taking Care programme and PSHE

Taking Care: Protective Behaviours programme and PSHE


At Milby Primary School, we follow the Warwickshire schools’ Taking Care: Protective Behaviours Programme, which forms part of our PSHE curriculum.


Protective Behaviours is a practical and down to earth approach to personal safety.  The aim of the programme is to teach our children about how to feel safe, how to talk about their feelings and how to recognise safe and unsafe feelings.  This helps children to feel safe to have an adventurous approach to life that satisfies their desire for fun and excitement without living in fear.  Protective Behaviours helps children to recognise and trust their intuitive feelings – early warning signs – and to support them in developing a range of strategies for self-protection.


The programme focuses on two key themes:

  • We all have a right to feel safe all of the time; and
  • We can talk with someone about anything, even if it feels awful or small.


The sessions are specifically tailored to meet the needs of the different year groups, from Foundation Stage to Year 6, and usually take place over a four-week block.  Please take some time to explore the resources below that give an overview of the scheme, and provide you with practical advice to help keep your child safe.  If you have any questions or queries, please speak to your child's class teacher who will be happy to tell you more about the programme.

Jigsaw is the programme that Milby Primary School will follow for our PSHE lessons.  It includes statutory Relationships and Health Education; giving children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world; and supports children to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.


With strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, Jigsaw delivers engaging and relevant PSHE within a whole-school approach.  Jigsaw lessons also include mindfulness which  allows children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.

Jigsaw curriculum map

Celebrating difference knowledge progression

Relationships knowledge progression

Changing me knowledge progression