Safety in Action – Wealden’s innovative community safety scheme for ten to 11 year olds - has been awarded LASER accreditation by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
This award acknowledges that Wealden’s Safety in Action for more than 1,200 primary school children is among the leading 15 schemes in the country for helping young people learn about safety by experiencing risk.
“We are extremely proud to be receiving this award from RoSPA in our 23rd year,” said Cllr Claire Dowling. “It is a tribute to the high standard of commitment given by all the partners who help with Safety in Action every year, including Sussex Police, South East Coast Ambulance, East Sussex Fire and Rescue, Southern Railways, NHS school nurses and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Most of all, it recognises the hard work and commitment of Wealden’s Community and Regeneration team who have organised Safety in Action over the past 23 years, making the most of our resources.”