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Safety Crew lessons on anti-social behaviour

Rykneld Homes is delivering anti-social behaviour (ASB) workshops for around 1,500 primary school children at Chesterfield Community Fire Station.

The ASB workshops are part of the Safety Crew events which raise awareness of the dangers around fire and hoax calls, water and electricity, drugs and alcohol, cyber crime and anti-social behaviour.

The ASB workshops, run in conjunction with North East Derbyshire Community Safety Partnership, give children the opportunity to learn what is meant by ASB, the effects it has on the local community and practical, positive steps to take to avoid being involved or drawn into such behaviour.

Safety Crew events are open to children and young people from schools across Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and Bolsover.

Led by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue, partners include Derbyshire Police, Western Power and Rykneld Homes.

Angela Smith, Housing and Support Services Manager at Rykneld Homes said: “We’ve been involved in the Safety Crew events for a number of years and we’ve always found them to be a useful way to reach children in an open, friendly environment.

"We have some serious messages to get across around anti-social behaviour and the Safety Crew events allow us to do that in a fun and interactive way.”

The Safety Crew event was launched at the beginning of June and continues into July.