This child safety framework aims to help DAS educators understand how to act in less common classroom scenarios. The framework includes steps to take for a variety of different situations, order of people to report to, as well as useful information/resources which would aid educators to respond quickly and smoothly. This framework is meant for identifying and reporting students who pose potential risk to themselves and others. Educators are not expected to resolve the student’s issues. Currently, the framework consists of the following topics: suicide/self-harm, bullying, abuse, physical violence and mental health related issues.
The framework covers many different situations, many of which could either endanger the lives of Staff and students or have long-lasting consequences if no action is taken. Therefore, it is very important to understand how to react quickly in such potentially dangerous scenarios to minimize any harm taking place. At the same time, it is also important to learn the warning signs of such dangerous situations, enabling DAS to take early action and prevent the escalation of such incidences.
DAS would appreciate your feedback on the Child Safety Framework.
Please use this link to provide your comments: tinyurl.com/das-ChildSafety
About the healteam
HEAL is a wellness powerhouse that aims to educate DAS professionals in the area of social and emotional support.
The programme is influenced by the elements of Counselling, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology and Science of Well-being.
MISSION:Maintaining well-being of staff and students in educational setting through improving the climate of the classroom and the mental wellbeing of both our educators and students, that reflects the fundamental value of inclusivity.The programme aims to help staff and students in the following areas:
HEAL adds value to the educational experience through curated teaching design, psychological safety, conflict resolution, innovative and sustainable teaching approaches.
The HEAL team is a merger of the CalmEd team and Talk-O-boTics team supported by Ms Madinah Begum and Ms Harsheeni Rajoo.