Keeping your children safe in the community.
Please discuss these important points with your children to help them stay safe when out in the community.
S afer strangers
A safer stranger is a person who is working at their job that helps people. They are likely to be in uniform which is identifiable. Some examples of this are supermarket staff, police, paramedics, and staff in a bank.
T rusted adults
Trusted adults are people your child can turn to when they have a problem. A trusted adult could be parents, family, teachers or someone you and your child knows well such as their dance teacher or sports coach.
R un and tell a trusted adult
Tell your child to run to the closest safe place they know if they are in a situation where they feel unsafe. This could be home, a family member’s address or a safer building, and encourage them to tell someone what has happened.
A void areas you don't know
Explain to your child they should always play in areas they know and they should always tell an adult where they are going and who with.
N ever take things from a stranger or get in the vehicle with a stranger
Tell your child to never accept anything from a stranger, because you never know where a stranger could take them or what their intentions are.
G o home or to a safer building
Make sure your child knows what a safer building is. A safe building is a place that is well known and identifiable, including; banks, libraries, police stations, doctor’s surgeries.
E ncourage children to play with others
Explain to your child that there is safety in numbers. It is always advised when children are playing out they should play with friends and in groups.
R eport to the police
Call the police. In an emergency dial 999, in a non-emergency dial 101