Quarter 1 June 2018 performance
This goal is now measured annually and published at the end of the financial year each March.
2017/18, 99 students were referred to Firewise and 75% of cases were closed within
3 months. Referrals in 2017/18 increased by 94%, which is as a result a
proactive campaign to promote awareness of this service.
Young people may play with
fire for various reasons, such as a natural curiosity or to seek attention.
Without help and guidance fire-setter behaviour can escalate and lead to more
West Sussex Fire & Rescue
Service (WSFRS) recognises the importance of addressing fire-setting behaviour
amongst children and young people, and it is a core activity within the
Service. We have a small team of Firewise Advisors who visit schools, homes or
other establishments and work on a one to one level with the child or children
The recognised method of
reducing playing with fire and deliberate fire setting amongst children and
young people involves early intervention and effective education. By
understanding the circumstances that lead young people to start fires, and
following some basic fire safety advice, we can reduce the chance of further
Our team can give guidance to
parents, carers and professionals who may be concerned about a child or young
person playing with fire. Permission of parents/carers is required before any
visit is undertaken.
We can also liaise with other
organisations that can assist the young people with other needs that they may
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