Children and Young People
Reducing fire deaths and injuries is more than just providing an efficient emergency response
service. It is about education to prevent the type of behaviour which leads to a fire developing
in the first instance.The vast majority of children and young people lead safe, positive and productive lives.
However there is a small minority of children and young people who are involved in anti-social
fire crime behaviour putting themselves and their communities in danger. Our Firefighters provide
strong role models who inspire and positively influence young people.
Fire and Rescue Authorities Strategy for Children and Young People
This strategy sets out the Welsh Government’s and the three Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs) in Wales’ vision and direction for delivering Children and Young People’s intervention activities. These activities will help children and young people to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well being, with due regard to issues related to ethnicity, disability and gender.
The Children and Families [Wales] Measure 2010 provides the statutory framework for tackling child poverty in Wales. The Child Poverty Strategy developed from the measure identifies three primary strategic objectives:
- To reduce the number of families living in workless households.
- To improve the skill level of parents and young people living in low-income families so that they can secure well-paid employment.
- To reduce the inequalities that exists in the health, education and economic outcomes for children living in poverty, by improving outcomes of the poorest.
It is in the field of the third strategic objective that the Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue Service is best placed to achieve positive outcomes. In line with the over-riding objective of this organisation to protect and support the communities we serve, Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue Service recognises the importance of targeted interventions to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and improve outcomes for young people in both health and education.