Safety Centre Receives Funding To Deliver Knife Crime Sessions

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The Safety Centre are delighted to announce that it has received funding to deliver Early Intervention Knife Crime outreach education sessions to Year 5 and 6 children in schools across Buckinghamshire!

The funding will help our brilliant education team to reach out to schools across Buckinghamshire and provide children with essential safety education around the complex topic of knife crime.

Tragically, recent news has highlighted the need for children to receive specialist education around the challenging topic. The choice to carry a knife has life changing consequences that need to be highlighted, explored and explained in an age appropriate, sensitive way. Our highly qualified education team do this by creating safe spaces for open conversations about a topic that can be very difficult to talk about.

Our session, which has been delivered across schools has received high praise for the way it addresses such a sensitive subject. Children are empowered by the session, giving them the confidence to make safe and positive decisions. They can also feel reassured, knowing they have a support network they can reach out to if they need help.

Our mission at The Safety Centre Charity is for all children, young people and adults to have access to interactive, immersive and memorable safety education and training, enabling safe and flourishing communities. We are delighted that we are able to extend our reach further into Buckinghamshire through the help of this funding.

Sarah Surridge, Marketing Manager at the Safety Centre said

‘We’re thrilled to have received funding from The Heart of Bucks Community Foundation, enabling our education team to deliver life-saving early intervention knife crime across Buckinghamshire. These sessions help young people make safe choices for themselves, their families and the communities they are living and growing up in. Having safe spaces to talk about these life changing decisions is essential as we support our communities to thrive through essential life-saving education.’

We are very grateful for the incredible support given by the Heart of Bucks Community Foundation, who ensure their funds support individuals and organisations who will positively impact those in need across its county. Since it began in 2000, it has awarded over £10 million pounds to local causes. 

Henry Allmand, CEO of the Heart of Bucks Community Foundation said

‘We are delighted to fund the Safety Centre and the important work they are doing. The Knife Crime Early Intervention Sessions will protect our communities now and in the future. Together with Buckinghamshire council, we are committed to providing vital funding towards community safety projects such as this, transforming Buckinghamshire for the better.’