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Frequently asked questions

To meet our strategic aims and those of our Partner agencies our priorities include:

  • Older people
  • Children and young persons (including students)
  • Black and Minority Ethnic (BME Groups)
  • People with learning or physical difficulties
  • People with mental illness or drug or alcohol problems
  • People in poor or temporary housing
  • People who smoke in the home

 

Our partners provide a significant contribution to SafetyWorks! and currently include:

  • Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird
  • Northumbria Police
  • Home Office
  • Sainsburys
  • Representatives of all Local Authority departments, e.g. Trading Standards
  • St John Ambulance
  • Nexus
  • Environment Agency
  • Youth Offending Teams
  • Gentoo
  • British Transport Police
  • Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships

 

The SafetyWorks! team work closely with group leaders to establish the needs and age of the group so that they can develop a programme that is appropriate.  This discussion will include the choice of scenarios.
On arrival the visiting group is welcomed by the facilitators  and if appropriate the group will be split into smaller groups.
SafetyWorks! education involves visiting a prepared scenario, identifying the dangers and learning what steps and actions to take to avoid the risk. By making the scenarios as realistic as possible and allowing for full participation the messages have greater impact and significance to visitors, and an enhanced level of knowledge is acquired and remembered.
The Centre is able to accommodate up to 60 people for each 2 hour session.  However this is dependant on the needs of the group, e.g. Disabled groups, Older Persons Groups, etc require more individual attention and therefore we recommend a smaller number.

Any groups who feel they would like to obtain a better understanding of dangers and risks and learning what steps and actions to take to avoid being hurt.  To meet our strategic aims and those of our partner agencies these include:

  • Older people
  • Children and young persons (including students)
  • Black and Minority Ethnic (BME Groups)
  • People with learning or physical difficulties
  • People with mental illness or drug or alcohol problems
  • People in poor or temporary housing
  • Groups who need to know about Child Sexual Exploitation

 

The Group Leader will receive confirmation and risk assessments for their visit.
All of the facilitators are qualified to teach in the Centre.  Some of the facilitators are employed by the Partner organisations, e.g. Police, Nexus, St John Ambulance, etc.  
The Centre complies with all DDA Regulations.
Usually the session takes two hours but for police inputs this can be extended as required.
Contact the SafetyWorks! team by telephone (0191 4441130) or safetyworks@twfire.gov.uk.
Whilst the Centre does not have its own car park, there is plenty of ‘off street parking’ next to the building.
Contact Nexus (0871 2002233) or visit nexus.org.uk who will provide you with their bus timetables.