We were invited to SafetyWorks! in Newcastle, a multi-agency interactive safety centre serving the community of Tyne & Wear. It provides an innovative, enjoyable learning experience enabling visitors to participate safely in realistic situations illustrating everyday hazards and how to prevent them.
The Aim of SafetyWorks is to:
Act as the focal point for fire safety, community safety and crime prevention education in Tyne & Wear
Improve the quality of life and community safety of those living and working in Tyne & Wear
Provide realistic and interactive scenarios which enable practical learning in a safe, controlled environment
Promote good citizenship by encouraging visitors to consider the consequences of their actions on themselves and other groups who wish to use it
Encourage the development of wide-ranging community safety education and training for statutory, voluntary and private sectors.
Promote good citizenship by encouraging visitors to consider how their choices can impact on their future
Support young people to understand and to be able to protect themselves against child sexual exploitation
Enable young people to understand the risk associated with drug and alcohol misuse
Help young people to understand about the importance of healthy relationships