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Sanctuary supports safety first for 1,000 Cheshire youngsters

8 October 2015
Sanctuary’s youth engagement officer Libbie Stock with Chloe Oxley and pupils from J H Godwin Primary School taking part in the Crucial Crew sessions.

Hundreds of youngsters from across the west of Cheshire have been learning about the effects of antisocial behaviour and the importance of being a good neighbour at a series of workshops supported by leading housing provider, Sanctuary Housing.

Sanctuary supports a thousand young people to take part in the Crucial Crew project

More than1,000 young people aged 10 and 11 from 39 primary schools have been taking part in a range of safety workshops which were delivered as part of the Crucial Crew project at Fox Barracks, in Moston. Co-ordinated by Child Safety Media, Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire West & Chester Council, the workshops have been providing interactive teaching to help children react safely to dangerous situations.

Sanctuary staff and residents delivered the safety workshops

Sanctuary staff and local residents delivered the interactive workshops, which included sessions on fire and road safety, vandalism and personal safety. They were supported by  Cheshire Constabulary, Cheshire West & Chester Council, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Health Improvement Team (Fit 4 Life), Chester FC, Road Safety Unit, Plus Dane Housing and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Chester Community Chest funding supports safety activities

The Crucial Crew event was supported with £1,000 from of Sanctuary’s Chester Community Chest fund, which supports projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.

Libbie Stock, Sanctuary’s youth engagement officer, said: “The Crucial Crew activities are great for getting safety messages out to local young people and are a good place for discussing how to be a good neighbour and how this impacts on young people and their surroundings. The young people have been really receptive to the different scenarios and have engaged well.”

For more details of Crucial Crew activities, please visit www.childsafetymedia.co.uk, or call 0161 300 8211

For more information about Chester Community Chest, call 01905 335441 or 01244 305573 or email chestercommunity.chestfund@sanctuary-housing.co.uk