The Child Abuse Prevention Programme

The CAPP programme (Stay Safe) is a primary school based approach to the prevention of child abuse. The aim of the programme is to reduce vulnerability to child abuse and bullying through the provision of a personal safety education programme for children at primary school level, continuing professional development for teachers, training for Boards of Management and information sessions for parents.


The Stay Safe programme itself is a personal safety skills programme designed for use with primary school children from Junior Infants through to 6th class. The programme seeks to enhance children’s self-protective skills by participation in lessons on safe and unsafe situations, bullying, inappropriate touch, secrets, telling and stranger danger.


The programme aims to give children the skills necessary to enable them to recognise and resist abuse/victimisation and teaches them that they should always tell (an adult that can help) about any situation which they find unsafe, upsetting, threatening, dangerous or abusive.


The revised Stay Safe programme is presented at four levels in line with the Primary School Curriculum. Scroll down to download the teaching manuals and to access teaching resources for each level.

*The PDST Stay Safe - Walk Tall presentation delivered at the seminars is now available. Scroll to the bottom of the page to view or download the presentation.*




Stay Safe - Infants



Stay Safe - First and Second classes



Stay Safe - Third and Fourth classes



Stay Safe - Fifth and Sixth classes



Stay Safe Teaching Resources - Video Clips, Audio Clips etc.




Download: Stay Safe Walk Tall Seminar Presentation


Contact details:

Child Abuse Prevention Programme,

Bridge House,

Cherry Orchard Hospital,

Dublin 10,


Phone: 076-6955547