Teachers and Professionals

Teachers and Professionals

If you have any questions about our Resources and resources, we would love to hear from you! Use our contact form or email us via info@dogduckandcat.co.uk

Early Years

Resources in this section:

  1. It smells good, BUT is it safe?
  2. I love my car seat
  3. Be careful what you put in your mouth
  4. Safer Sleeping and Careful Cuddles
  5. Great ready to start school – nappies and toilets
  6. Great ready to start school – dressing and undressing and trusting

The Ask Series

The Ask Series is a joint project between the Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP) and the Dog, Duck and Cat Trust.

There are four stories to help 3- to 6-year-olds learn about being equal, being confident, understanding consent, gender stereotyping, understanding their right to say no to certain things and staying safe

The resources are open access and free of charge, so please take a look.


The Digital Media Detectives (DMD) Project

Resources in this section:

  1. What happened to me?
  2. Tunnelling Ducks
  3. What also happened!

This is a partnership project between Squirrel Learning, Online Behaviours Ltd and The Dog, Duck and Cat Trust that is funded by the Department of Digital Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). To sign up for this exciting new project, that is free of charge for you click the button below.

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Resources to support the DMD Project

Resources in this section:

  1. Weasel's Friends
  2. You are great, as you are!
  3. The Equality, Responsibility and Friendship (ERF) Project
  4. Soggy Moggy
  5. Moggy's new medicine

Emotional Well-being

Resources in this section:

  1. Talking about death with your child
  2. Caring for Cat
  3. What’s Up Duck?

SEND resources

Resources in this section:

  1. Hamster needs our help

Alcohol, Medicines,
Sniff-able Products and Tobacco

Resources in this section:

  1. Sweets, Treats, Medicines, and Tablets
  2. What makes a REAL friend?
  3. That does not make you look more grown up!
  4. The Caretaker’s Cupboard

Accident prevention

Resources in this section:

  1. Keeping people safe
  2. Little Paws; Cousin Dog or Wild Dog?
  3. On holiday with Dog, Duck and Cat
  4. Cat the Pirate
  5. Burn and Scald Prevention Tips
  6. Teach Your Child How to Cross the Road Safely

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What has Dog, Duck and Cat achieved for our staff and children? Dog, Duck and Cat is an easy usable resource for staff to plan PSHE/Safeguarding lessons around a number of topics which are linked to trends of concerns we have in our school. The lesson plans and resources are easy to use and accessible for teachers and support staff.

These sessions have been used in 1-1, small group and Nurture group intervention. This programme provides use with tools to support our children so they know how to keep themselves safe and to build up resilience from Early Years to Year 6

Safeguarding Lead

Lyng Primary School

“ Our children are learning about senses so by asking the children what things smelt and felt like was helping towards our topic at nursery. It was good when you talked about different dangerous materials and then each child talked about their own thought and ideas ”

Nursery School


'My 3 year old little girl and I were in the kitchen. I went to put the washing liquid – tabs away in the cupboard under the sink. She was sat in her high chair watching me and she said, ‘Mommy No!’. I asked her what she meant and she said, ‘Dog, Duck and Cat said put them away safely, that’s not safe!’. My daughter and I had read the 'Keeping people safe' story and it had obviously had an impact on her'

Keeping people safe

Parent Feedback

“ It is a good way to get parents involved and get them supporting us by delivering the same messages ”

Nursery School

Cape Hill

'It’s just nice having something to use with the kids, something to start the conversations I know I need to have with them'

Feedback on the DDC resources

Parent Feedback

“ Children fully engaged with a lovely safety message and all children were encouraged to participate. Thank you ”

Reception Class, Primary School

Great Barr

Accessing the DDC Trust Resources’

The Dog, Duck and Cat (DDC) Trust have worked with schools for over 10 years and have a vast range of age-appropriate resources for teachers and other professionals to use with children and young people. These cover themes across safeguarding topics with an emphasis on the promotion of practical skill development, self-efficacy and positive emotional wellbeing.

All resources are mapped to the RSHE and Ofsted frameworks as you will discover in our lesson plans.

For schools, our session plans are mapped to demonstrate coverage of statutory RSHE requirements and contributions to the Ofsted framework. Further information on this can be found within the delivery guidance document on this page.

For any individual school or setting that would like to access to all of the Trust’s resources it's very simple:

  • We ask for a minimum £200 donation, which we then use to fund the development of new resources
  • Sign up to our terms and conditions, which you can read through via the button below
  • This donation gives your setting access to ALL resources for 12 months; this also includes any new resources developed in that time as well

If you have any further questions, if you are struggling to fund a donation or would like to get involved in supporting the Trust in some way, please email us at:info@dogduckandcat.co.uk

We look forward to working with you.


To start your Dog, Duck and Cat (DDC) programme of delivery we would suggest you carry out your community charitable event. This gives the programme a natural start point, creates excitement and momentum, and is a way to advertise what you will be doing to Parents, Carers and Guardians, and get them engaged at the earliest possible opportunity.

Here are some ideas, that have been used successfully before, for your community charitable event:

  • Themed games for adults and children using DDC characters – further information available on request
  • Hold a No uniform day
  • Link to fire, police, ambulance etc - invite guests to your event who can help you educate on safety
  • Call the event a Safety Day and invite Parents, Carers and Guardians in. This could be a perfect opportunity to distribute printed resources, available where possible on request, for use in the home
  • Hold a car boot sale
  • Make masks, costumes and have a dressing up day. Prizes for best dressed could be offered
  • Sell baked goods and food. This could be made by people or donated by local businesses/businesses that Parents, Carers and Guardians own or work in
  • Hold a raffle with donated prizes
  • Hold a sponsored walk - costumes and themes have proven to be popular to combine with a sponsored walk
  • Run a Bring and buy sale
  • Run a read-a thon (sponsored reading) - Children are sponsored per page or book completed in a 2 week period!
  • Hold a Teddy bear’s picnic
  • Hold a ‘Welly walk’
  • Run a toy sale – donations of unwanted (good condition) toys
  • Hold a sponsored silence day - 1hr of silence
  • Book sale - children bring in books they no longer need…

Combinations of the above have been used successfully to fund raise for The DDC Trust. For more information, or to share any ideas for fundraising you may have, please contact us: info@dogduckandcat.co.uk