Guidance for parents, teachers and carers
Each year more than 500 children are injured and 11 are killed in fires in the home in England. Helping children understand how to prevent fire and how to act if there is a fire is a vital step towards reducing the risk fire poses to children.
Juvenile fire-setters scheme
This scheme was introduced to reduce the risk of fire-setting behaviour in our community. The aim is to change the behaviour of young people who engage in antisocial behaviour and fire-setting. The scheme is designed to curb fire-setting behaviour by educating and supporting children and their families.
Staywise is an on-line safety platform developed by the National Fire Chiefs Council in collaboration with other emergency services partners including the National Police Chiefs Council, the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives and the Royal Life Saving Society. It has a free online library packed full of educational resources and activities from the UK’s leading emergency services and safety-focused organisations making it easy for you to find trusted materials that provide learning opportunities to help keep children safe.
There are two links below. The first is to the Public Resources section of the site, which is relevant to all, while the second is for teachers with assistance on planning lessons on a variety of topics for children and young people from three to 17 years old.
Year 6 Virtual Safety Challenge
Safe Zone is an interactive safety and behaviour project aimed at Year 6 students, led by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service and supported by a number of agencies including West Mercia Police and their Road Safety Team. Its aims are to encourage good citizenship and reduce accidents, injury, crime and protect young people through education and awareness.
Take the challenge here.
Carbon Monoxide Safety
Staying safe outdoors
Other useful resources
- www.cbtrust.org.uk – The Children's Burns Trust website: click on the Learning Zone tab for activities
- www.nfpa.org – National Fire Protection Authority (US). The Safety Information section contains a children's zone; there is also information on devising an escape plan social story with autistic learners
- www.switchedonkids.org.uk – The Electrical Safety Council's website for children
- Francis the Firefly booklet
- Fire Kills website
If you would like further information on schools education, please contact the Prevention Team on:
- phone 0800 032 1155 - option 2
- email firstname.lastname@example.org