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Our programme is a universal safeguarding tool. It is taught in schools to help every child realise their agency and highlights children who need more targeted intervention. We work in collaboration with teachers, parents and the police – including the Metropolitan Police, Thames Valley Police and West Midlands Police – to tackle the structural problems that can have far reaching effect on whole families and communities.

The Dot Com ‘values’ programme is a character-based learning tool that helps children grow the knowledge and confidence they need to make good decisions in life, especially about their own safety. From child sexual abuse to gang culture to online safety, children can be exposed to many different risks every single day. It is impossible for parents and teachers to be with children all the time: they must have the means to protect themselves.

The programme has been proven to help to tackle a wide range of issues including bullying, grooming, Domestic Violence (DV), Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), Gang and Youth Violence, and Terrorism. The resource is also recommended for the prevention of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by the Home Office.

The programme is based on a cartoon character called Dot Com and is delivered through a series of age appropriate ‘Dot journals’. These journals offer schools an up to date programme of work that can be taught by teaching assistants during teachers’ planning, preparation and assessment time or as part of the personal, social and health education curriculum.

Our programme is a universal safeguarding tool. It is taught in schools to help every child realise their agency and highlights children who need more targeted intervention. We work in collaboration with teachers, parents and the police – including the Metropolitan Police, Thames Valley Police and West Midlands Police – to tackle the structural problems that can have far reaching effect on whole families and communities.

In an Average year the Dot Com programme uncovers 28 disclosures by vulnerable children per School. We are very grateful to all our supporters.