This unit will focus on the identification and provision of services for those children and young people considered to be at risk of harm. It will prepare teachers as mandatory notifiers of child abuse. It is intended that participants in this unit will have an understanding of the wide range of child protection issues including sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, domestic violence and bullying. Participants will also explore the context of prevention for a range of risk situations and the implementation of personal safety programs. Legislative reform in the area of child protection is also addressed within the context of prevention. The role of the teacher in creating supportive learning environments for vulnerable children will be explored.