Fire Safety Interventions

Recognising the signs

If you are worried about a young person who has set a fire or who shows an unhealthy interest we can help. 

Most children show a natural interest about fire, but there are signs you can look out for that may highlight firesetting behaviour:

  • Burnt matches or burnt pieces of paper lying around
  • Scorch marks on the carpets or soft furnishings in their bedroom

How you can help your child

  • Don't frighten or pinch your child for being curious
  • Talk to your child, from an early age, about the dangers of matches and lighters and explain that they are for grown-ups only
  • Explain what might happen if they start a fire
  • Lock matches or lighters away, or put them out of reach

How we can help 

Our Fire Safety Interventions support children and young people to make a positive change in their behaviour. We work with young people up to the age of 18. There is no lower age limit, we have worked with children as young as 3. We deliver the intervention at an age appropriate level tailored to the individual's need.

If you would like to speak to someone around this subject or to request a copy of the referral form please contact Community Safety Enquiries on: