The Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service's work with Children and Young People can be separated in to four distinct areas; Fire Cadets, Phoenix, Education and  Fire setters.

Fire Cadets

Fire Cadets is a nationally recognised programme is a great way for young people to have fun, make friends, gain a qualification and develop their skills and confidence.

 

For more information visit the Fire Cadets page.

Phoenix

The Phoenix Project is a Welsh Government sponsored intervention which is aimed at young people aged between 11-25, who are classed at tier one - have offended, or tier two - are on the cusp of offending or vulnerable.

 

For more information visit the Phoenix page.

Education

Education

The aim of the fire safety education program is to highlight and raise awareness of the importance in keeping safe from fire.

 

For more information visit the fire safety education page.

Firesetters

Firesetters

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has three separate schemes to work with Children & Young People who play with fire. Referrals are received from parents/guardians, Firefighters and partner agencies.

 

For more information visit the firesetters page.

Safeguarding

Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service are committed to the safety and wellbeing of people in our communities.  We have a shared responsibility with partner agencies to ensure that we actively prevent harm and to achieve the best outcomes for members of our communities.  

This includes Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (VAWDASV).  We are proud of our White Ribbon status and are dedicated to the requirements of Ask & Act 2015. Visit the Wales Government website for more information on "Ask and Act"

Our Policies and Procedures are underpinned by the ‘Wales Safeguarding Procedures’. For more information on the Wales Safeguarding Procedures, visit the Children in Wales website

All staff who work with children and young people undergo an enhanced DBS check and receive Safeguarding training.  

We work closely with Western Bay, Cysur Regional Safeguarding Boards and the National Fire Chiefs Council to ensure good practice. Members of our Safeguarding Team expand all areas within nid and west Wales and are available to offer support and guidance.