We deliver one to one sessions for young people to explore firesetting behaviour.
The FireSafe programme usually commences with a fire safety check (Safe and Well Visit) for the family home (or homes if more than one). This helps to ensure that everyone is aware of how best to keep safe and that they know what to do in the event of a fire. Following this visit, an assessment can be made and an action plan formulated for a young person exhibiting firesetting behaviour (at this point a referral may be declined although alternative therapies would be suggested).
The programme consists of a combination of educational input and a series of visits to ensure that consequential thinking is established. The programme is delivered by members of the Safety Education team, who are experienced at working with youngsters of all ages and abilities. The programme can be delivered in a variety of ways, including online delivery if appropriate, and in a number of locations. However and wherever the course is delivered, it will be tailored to the needs of the individual.
The aim of the programme is to make young people aware of the impact of their behaviour through discussion and to give them the opportunity to explore different ways of dealing with the root cause of the firesetting behaviour.