Safeguarding children and young people

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Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to the safety, education and wellbeing of children and young people and with reducing the impact of fire and fire crime. We work with a wide range of local and regional organisations including The Children's Trust, Children and Young People's Services and local authorities' Commmunity Safety Strategies.

The Children and Young People's Plan sets out how we aim to improve the lives of children and young people. We will work in all five of the key outcome areas of the Every Child Matters agenda to enable children and young people to:

  • Be Healthy
  • Stay Safe
  • Enjoy and Achieve
  • Make a Positive Contribution
  • Achieve Economic Well-Being
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Local Safe Guarding Children within our County

The key principle of the Children Act is that protecting children should be part of a continuum to improve children’s lives and well-being, measured by five outcomes, which are:

  1. Be Safe
  2. Be Healthy
  3. Enjoy and Achieve
  4. Make a positive contribution
  5. Achieve economic well being

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service personnel frequently work with families and their children in their homes, schools, in the community and at our fire stations. By being vigilant, and acting when concerns are raised, we can contribute to safeguarding and protecting the children of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. The Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Child Protection Policy demonstrates clear guidelines, good practice and procedures for those personnel working with children. SFRS are committed to ensuring their personnel receive the correct training from the Local Safe Guarding department.

As a brigade, we recognise the benefits of multi-agency and partnership working and wish to ensure that our employees receive appropriate training and gain basic knowledge of the key indicators of child abuse and the correct reporting procedures.

Further information

Community Fire Safety

Telephone: 01743 260 200