The Department of Education, in partnership with the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, has developed the Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum for Queensland students.
The Curriculum consists of classroom lessons across 3 phases of learning: Prep to Year 2, Years 3 to 6 and Years 7 to 9.
The Curriculum is aligned with the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education (Version 8.1) and is available to all Australian teachers through password-protected websites. It aims to teach children about personal safety and awareness, including cybersafety and phone safety, by focusing on three key safety messages: Recognise, React and Report.
The Curriculum was developed by the Department of Education in consultation with Bruce and Denise Morcombe, the (former) Commissioner for Children and Young People and Child Guardian, representatives from the Queensland Police Service and the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, and experts in child safety education.
Parent guides for
Prep to Year 2 (PDF, 177KB),
Years 3 to 6 (PDF, 190KB) and
Years 7 to 9 (PDF, 206KB) have been developed to inform parents about the Curriculum and to help them reinforce the key safety messages at home.
fact sheet for parents (PDF, 1.5MB) and
frequently asked questions (PDF, 828KB) are also available.
View a video clip of Child Safety Ambassadors, Bruce and Denise Morcombe, discussing the importance of the Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum and ways that parents can talk about safety with their children at home.
Specialised resources for schools and teachers for each phase include a teacher guide, a safety resource list and a principal and curriculum leaders information guide. These resources will help teachers deliver child safety lessons that reflect current best-practice teaching principles in child safety education.
The teaching resources are password protected and available online to state schools via the Learning Place and OneSchool and for non-state schools via Scootle, the National Digital Learning Resources Network managed by Education Services Australia.
Child Safety Presentations
Denise and Bruce Morcombe have been engaged by the Queensland Government as Child Safety Ambassadors to raise awareness on child safety by providing key messages to students.
School principals may request Denise and Bruce Morcombe to deliver their child safety presentation at their school by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.