Some Secrets Should Never Kept Be Kept
A book which tells the story of a brave young knight including important messages for children and adults. Includes discussion questions to help cover: trust, keeping secrets and the right of all children to feel safe.
Type of intervention
Target groups, level of prevention and subgroups
- Children and Young People (Victims) | Primary prevention | Young Children (0-5 years), Children (6-11 years), Adults (21+ years) | Male and female | Book/guide | English
- Children and Young People (Victims) | Secondary prevention | Young Children (0-5 years), Children (6-11 years), Adults (21+ years) | Male and female | Book/guide | English
- Communities and Families | Primary prevention | Young Children (0-5 years), Children (6-11 years), Adults (21+ years) | Male and female | Book/guide | English
Parents, carers, teachers and their primary school age children.
Mode and context of delivery
For parents, carers and teachers to read and to share with their primary school aged children.
Level/nature of staff expertise required
No professional background or qualifications required.
Intensity/extent of engagement with target group(s)
Ideal for sharing with primary school aged children on an occasional basis, to reinforce key safety messages.
Description of intervention
This brightly illustrated book tells the story of Sir Alfred, a brave little knight who does not like what Lord Henry is doing to him but is frightened by what may happen if he tells. The book contains important messages for adults about listening and believing their children and picking up on indicators in their behaviour that something may be wrong. The story shows how a child’s family can be ‘groomed’ in order to make it easier for the abuser to harm a child. Discussion questions at the back of the book provide a useful starting point for parents, carers and teachers to convey the book’s key messages, including that children need to know that there is nothing they cannot tell someone they trust, that there are different kinds of secrets and some secrets should never be kept and that all children have the right to feel safe.
The foreword to the book is written by the CEO and Founder of Child Wise, an international child protection charity committed to protecting children’s futures. Find out more at www.childwise.net.
Upload Publishing Pty Ltd., Victoria, Australia (Publisher)
ISBN: 9780646546230 (first published in 2011)