Fire Safety Support and Education

Find out more about FSSE, how to refer someone to the programme, and what happens after you refer.

Fire related antisocial behaviour

Fire related antisocial behaviour is a serious issue. It places a significant demand on our resources, public services, and on communities.  These include type of behavior includes:

  • deliberate fire setting
  • hoax calls
  • hydrant abuse
  • malicious actuation of fire alarm systems
  • attacks on personnel

What is FSSE and who is the Service for?

Fire Safety Support and Education (FSSE) is for those under the age of 18. The programme offers a flexible approach to assist in the education. This is aimed at those who demonstrate an unsafe interest in fire or fire related anti-social behaviour.

Who can refer

Working in partnership with the referrer or any agencies, we can provide a more in-depth holistic programme for the child or young person and thier families. Any joint inverventions established will set clear expectations from eaach partner at the start of the programme. 

Parents and carers can refer, as well as anyone who works in:

  • Education

  • Social work

  • Community Learning and Development Workers

  • Health

  • Police Scotland / Youth Justice and any member of the community

Get further Information for Partner Organisations.

Concered about firesetting behaviour?

Anyone who has a concerns about firesetting by a child or young person and should complete the FSSE referral form. This can be sent to their local SFRS Community Action Team, or to SFRS.youthengagement@firescotland.gov.uk

The referring agency should seek consent from the person with parental responsibility for the Child or Young Person. This should be before a referral has been made. For further information contact your local community action team.

What to expect after you contact us

A trained Fire Safety Advisor or coordinator will make contact with parent or carer.

They will arrange a visit with the child or young person.

A meeting will usually take place in the home, but can also be where the child feels most comfortable.

Typically the Fire Safety Advisors will offer up to 3 sessions. This depends on the individual circumstances and may be reduced or extended. 

A Home Fire Safety visit will be offered to the home of the Child or Young Person. This is to ensure working smoke detectors are within the premises.

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