New website to make children safer

A NEW initiative to make Suffolk children safer is being launched next week.More than 300 children will be attending the Safer Activities For Everyone (SAFE) fun days on Tuesday, July 22, (for 5-9 year olds) and Wednesday, July 23 (for 10-13 year olds).

A NEW initiative to make Suffolk children safer is being launched next week.

More than 300 children will be attending the Safer Activities For Everyone (SAFE) fun days on Tuesday, July 22, (for 5-9 year olds) and Wednesday, July 23 (for 10-13 year olds).

These young people and their teachers will be introduced to a new website,

oursafesite.com, which will be the heart of Suffolk and Norfolk Area Child Protection Committees' learning, training and information sharing programme.

The fun days will involve workshops, story-telling and competitions.

In accordance with Government recommendations, SAFE promotes best practice in the protection of young people through education, training and joint agency working.

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The SAFE initiative is unique in its focus on prevention of abuse and the delivery of safely administered activities through communicating, learning, sharing and protecting.

"Communication is the key to keeping our young people safe within the local

community," said Rosie Carter, SAFE project director.

"The more widespread we can make the impact of the S.A.F.E initiative, the more chance we have of preventing abuse of any kind, emotional or physical.

"This is the start of what we hope will become a national initiative, communicating the value of SAFE training and how to help children keep themselves safe," she said.

"Our ambition is for oursafesite.com to become the natural first point of call to find out about running and taking part in Safer Activities For Everyone.

"We owe a huge vote of thanks to Suffolk and Norfolk Children's Fund and Suffolk ACRE for their incredible support and enthusiasm in making this possible," Rosie added.

Weblink: www.oursafesite.com

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