Protective Behaviours

Protective Behaviours and Mentor Link

In 2015 Mentor Link obtained training from the Protective Behaviours Consortium in Birmingham. As a charity that is dedicated to the wellbeing of children and young people, it was decided to include in our school mentoring programme a training programme for children in schools on Protective Behaviours. Between 2015 and 2018, 717 children in 19 schools across the West Midlands have benefitted from this training.

Protective Behaviours training teaches children about:

  • Their right to stay safe at all times
  • How it feels to be in an unsafe situation
  • Who to talk to if they feel unsafe

Using art and craft activities, groups of children learn about these principles and use a drawing of their own hand to create a ‘Helping Hand’ of trusted adults they can talk to. We evaluate our training and ask the children for feedback, and in total 94% of the children trained since the project started felt they had an improved knowledge and understand of their right to stay safe at all times.

Here we have collated a selection of comments and drawings from the children across the 3 years which we’re sure you will enjoy as much as us!


“I can use the Personal Network hand to help me when I feel unsafe”

“The sessions were helpful and useful to me because I know who to talk to if I feel upset”

“The most useful thing we have done is my personal network and early warning signs and I shall rely on these from now on<blockquote”

And they also included some drawings for us!





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