Safe+Sound is a project set up to educate people in our communities about safety in a fun and interactive way.

Virtual Safe+Sound

During the current lockdown situation we will be offering a virtual Safe+Sound, a weekly programme from the Safe+Sound team and partners. The programme starts on Wednesday 6th May at 10am and will continue at the same time every Wednesday.

Topics will include:

  • Fire Safety
  • Dealing with accidents and emergencies in the home
  • Relaxation, massage and emotional wellbeing
  • Railway safety/trespass
  • Water safety
  • Road safety
  • Internet safety

Virtual Safe+Sound can be accessed on Learn Live every Wednesday at 10am.

What is Safe+Sound?

Safe+Sound is a project set up by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service with the aim of supporting communities to make informed and positive lifestyle choices, improving their health, safety and wellbeing. The project runs a variety of interactive and practical workshops for children, young people and over 60s delivered by multiple partners and agencies.

Support topics include:

  • Vulnerability - may include Child Sexual Exploitation, ASB, Substance Misuse, Gangs and Youth Violence, Healthy Relationships / Sexual Health, Emotional Well Being, Cyber-crime, Online Safety, extremism/radicalisation and any other relevant issues  - delivered by relevant professionals, including - Staffordshire Police
  • What to do in an emergency - may include CPR, making a call for help, what to do in an emergency—delivered by qualified First Aiders
  • Staying  safe - may include water safety,  playing out (voids, building sites), road safety, strangers, personal safety - delivered by relevant professionals
  • Fire safety - may include fire safety in the home, nuisance fires, flames aren’t games - delivered by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service
    Wellbeing - may include Dementia Friends, mental health awareness, emotional wellbeing, healthy relationships—delivered by relevant professionals

Safe+Sound mobile pods

The Safe+Sound team now have state-of-the-art interactive mobile pods to deliver its education programmes. These pods allow for an immersive learning environment which will allow the team and partners to teach various topics including fire safety in the home, road safety, water safety, emotional wellbeing, and CPR amongst other things in an interactive way. Various scenarios are projected onto three walls of the pod producing a 270 degree view of the scene for the student. The software allows participants to answer questions and access more information by swiping sensors on the walls. The use of the pods adds an interactive element to Safe+Sound events to maximise learning outcomes. Each pod folds away to make transportation easier and there are two different sizes to accommodate either a large or a small audience.

Our partners

  • Staffordshire Police - delivering elements from their vulnerability strategy
  • NHS Partnerships Trust - delivering basic life support, CPR and the use of a defibrillator to over 65-year-olds
  • DHL logistics and delivery company - delivering truck and child safety
  • Changes - delivering sessions focused on mental health and wellbeing
  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council - delivering Alcohol Awareness
  • Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership - delivering sessions on safer driving, covering distractions such as drugs and alcohol
  • Medequip - delivering assistive technology advice
  • Penny Rafferty - delivering Relaxation techniques
  • Communities Together CIC - delivering Dementia Friends
  • RNLI and Canal and Rivers Trust - delivering water safety
  • Red Cross - delivering ‘what to do in an emergency’ sessions.
  • Network Rail

For further information

Please note as a precaution, we have taken the decision to cancel upcoming school visits to our Safe+Sound pods in view of the government’s latest advice around coronavirus.

Helen Wood (Education Manager) 
Tel: 01785 898842 / 07971 893241


Paul Carter
Tel: 01785 898791 / 07528 983138


Ruth Parkes
Tel: 01785 898757 / 07967 573509

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