Go Safe Scotland
Go Safe Scotland launched by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Glasgow City Council in September 2013, is a new national education resource which offers school pupils across Scotland safety lessons from a range of partners including fire, police, road, rail and water safety.
For further information go to Go Safe Scotland.
Since the launch this resource continues to be rolled out across Scotland’s local authorities with the support of Education Services. The creation of Go Safe Scotland followed feedback from teachers who were looking for current, interactive materials. Curriculum for Excellence standard lessons covering fire and water safety have been devised by the SFRS Partnership Unit which draws on the experience of Education, Police, Youth, Health, Housing, Social Work and Fire professionals.
Assistant Chief Officer Lewis Ramsay, the SFRS Director of Prevention and Protection, said: “Go Safe Scotland is an exciting step forward in terms of educating young people, and is also a commendable example of partnership work in action. What began as a Glasgow City Council road safety initiative has developed into a national resource which will allow many partners to deliver key safety messages via classroom teachers. The range of partners involved is testament to the value of Go Safe Scotland.”
“Go Safe Scotland forms part of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service's education
programme and supports our commitment to providing fire safety education to all children and young people across Scotland. Each of the partners involved devotes personnel and resources to delivering schools education. But all of our resources are finite. It is impossible for every partner to engage face to face with every school pupil. SFRS staff will continue to be utilised to reinforce learning, and to prioritise areas of need. For example, where issues such as deliberate firesetting are prevalent, we will focus additional youth engagement work.”
Current Go Safe Scotland partners include: the SFRS, Police Scotland, Glasgow City Council Education, Fife Council, Glasgow City Council Roads Department, Scottish Water, RoSPA, British Transport Police, NHS, Scottish Power, Scottish Gas Network, HM Coast Guard, Network Rail.