2022-24 Review

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The Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC) is currently being reviewed to ensure it is contemporary and responsive to emerging evidence. A familiarisation period will occur late 2024.

The review will engage a range of stakeholders, including:

  • academics in fields of child protection and education
  • teachers trained to deliver the KS:CPC
  • external stakeholders.

Consultation for teachers

Teachers who have completed the KS:CPC Educator course and have experience implementing the KS:CPC with children and young people can participate in the consultation (requires login to this website).

If you do not have an account, click here to request access.

The first consultation survey closed on 25 November 2022 – thank you to those who contributed.

Focus Area 1 – In July 2023, consultation with teachers occurred with feedback reviewed and considered.

Focus Area 2 – In November 2023, consultation with teachers occurred with feedback reviewed and considered.

The next consultation stage is expected to be in May 2024.

For information on current and upcoming consultation papers, log in to the KS:CPC website.

Consultation for external stakeholders

External stakeholders can request to participate by emailing Education.CPC@sa.gov.au.

February 2024 progress update

As of February 2024, the review has consulted with a wide range of stakeholders:

  • The Expert Advisory Group provided advice on evidence-based research and emerging trends about online safety, consent, abuse, relationships, inclusivity.
  • The Curriculum Content Group of policy and subject matter experts are continuing to provide advice regarding current policies, teaching practices and relevant resources.
  • The Educator Group are continuing to provide feedback through an open consultation process about KS:CPC content, resources, and implementation.
  • The department’s Aboriginal Voice Register will provide valuable perspectives to ensure the curriculum is culturally responsive.

Based on the consultation and feedback, progress so far includes:

  • development of curriculum framework design (log in for more information) which visually demonstrates the interconnected elements of the KS:CPC,
  • updated aims and rationale that reflect the KS:CPC values, purpose, and contemporary nature,
  • realignment of the curriculum documents:  Birth – Age 5,  Foundation to Year 2, Years 3 to 4, Years 5 to 6, Years 7 to 8, Years 9 to 10, Years 11 to 12,
  • support materials content (for Aboriginal children and young people; children and young people with disability and additional needs; culturally and linguistically diverse children and young people) embedded within the curriculum documents,
  • updated general introduction and appendices based on contemporary evidence,
  • realignment of the sequence of topics to ensure they are developmentally appropriate,
  • review of the activities to ensure each one aligns with the updated framework, aims and contemporary evidence,
  • audit of external links and resources.
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