Renfrewshire’s young people learn safety tips at Safe Kids event

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Renfrewshire’s young people learn safety tips at Safe Kids event

Nearly 2000 primary six pupils have learned how they can keep safe in their own communities thanks to a long-running safety education programme.

Safe Kids helps young people learn about a wide range of safety issues and has been running for almost 25 years.

The workshops were held in the SMiSA Football Stadium over a three-week period where pupils learned about being safe online, in water and around railways as well as cycle safety, drug and alcohol awareness, environmental crimes, the impact of antisocial behaviour, and how to respond in an emergency.

Renfrewshire Council’s Community Learning and Development Service coordinated the event, bringing together local partners from the Renfrewshire Community Safety Partnership, including Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Services, British Transport Police, , and Council’s Wardens Service, Civil Contingencies Service and Renfrewshire Alcohol and Drugs Addiction Resource.

Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron said: “Ensuring children learn about how they can keep safe and know the dangers is incredibly vital. If they can spot when something or someone is acting dangerously and are prepared on how to act, they can reduce the negative impacts on themselves and also get help.

“The event brings together so many partners ensuring that pupils get a full learning experience around how to keep safe both online and in the community.

“I hope all the young people involved took away learnings from the workshops and I want to thank those delivering them for passing on this important knowledge to our next generation.”


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