Who can visit SafetyWorks?
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
Who are the Partners?
Our partners provide a significant contribution to SafetyWorks! and currently include:
- Northumbria Police
- Representatives of all Local Authority departments, e.g. Trading Standards
- St John Ambulance
- Environment Agency
- Youth Offending Teams
- Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships
How do SafetyWorks! develop a programme?
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.
What happens when a group visits SafetyWorks!
In the main meeting room, the visiting group is Welcomed and are Introduced to the facilitators. Health & Safety and Housekeeping will be covered during the Welcome session. The group, if appropriate will be split into smaller numbers and enter the Centre to spend approximately 20 minutes in each scenario.
What do you mean by 'interactive'
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 acquitted and remembered.
How long does a session last?
Usually the session takes 2 hours.
How many people can the Centre accommodate?
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.
Who can use the Centre?
Any groups who feel they would like to find out/have a better understanding of dangers and risks and learning what steps and actions to take to avoid being hurt.
What information will I receive prior to visiting the Centre?
The Group Leader will receive Confirmation and Risk Assessments for their Visit.
Who delivers programmes?
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. Everyone working at the SafetyWorks Centre has undergone enhanced CRB checks.
Is there disability access?
The Centre complies with all DDA Regulations.
How do I make a booking to visit SafetyWorks!
Contact the SafetyWorks! team by telephone (0191 4441130) or email@example.com.
How much does it cost to visit SafetyWorks!?
Please contact the SafetyWorks! team to find out about our charging policy.
Is there somewhere to park?
Whilst the Centre does not have its own car park, there is plenty of ‘off street parking’ next to the building.
If using public transport, which bus should we use?
Contact Nexus (0871 2002233) or visit nexus.org.uk who will provide you with their bus timetables.