SafeCare is a parenting program for parents and caregivers of children aged 0-5 years. SafeCare educators work with families to increase the positive interactions they have with their child, keep their child healthy and make their home safe.
SafeCare topic areas
Parent Child Interaction/Parent Infant Interaction (PCI/PII)
This module helps parents and caregivers to increase the positive interactions they have with their child during play and daily activities. PCI can also help to reduce challenging behaviours in young children.
This module helps parents and caregivers prepare for when their child is sick or injured and recognise when symptoms need emergency care, a doctor’s appointment or can be cared for at home. Parents and caregivers are given a health manual and shown how to maintain good health records and keep children as healthy as possible.
This module helps parents and caregivers to identify and remove common household hazards and understand the importance of child supervision.
The SafeCare approach
Educators begin each topic with an observation. Educators then work with the parents or caregivers to develop their skills, with a final observation undertaken at the end of the topic.
SafeCare educators conduct weekly home visits, with the program being completed in 18 sessions.
There are also options to deliver some of the program online if necessary.