Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
146 Bolton Road
Tel: 0161 736 5866
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Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service runs a variety of programmes to educate and inform children and young people about the dangers of fire, fire-related crime and its consequences.
A significant number of young people experience a wide range of problems, including unemployment following education, mental ill health, and being a victim of crime. Whilst these problems affect young people throughout the country, disadvantage is frequently concentrated in the most deprived neighbourhoods.
There can also be a sense of disengagement, often resulting in anti-social behaviour, youth crime, drug offending and school exclusions.
Our vision is to prevent children and young people becoming involved in fire crime and anti-social behaviour and to prevent them becoming harmed or killed in accidental fires or causing fires through ignorance or carelessness. We also hope that by working with young people, we will not only help to tackle the wider issues of crime and anti-social behaviour but we will also improve their school attendance and employment chances.
Individuals are referred by a range of different organisations such as schools, Youth Offending Teams and the Probation Service.