How do you relate to other provision?

We believe that co-operation is more powerful than competition.

We will work closely with topic specialist organisations to integrate their messaging to our programme and help meet their objectives, adding value to their existing specialist interventions.

We will seek partnerships with local and regional public bodies such as emergency services, councils and NHS, to join up initiatives to make them easier for schools to access with minimum extra work.

We also seek to work with and promote the remaining physical safety centres where they continue to operate, as visits to these facilities can enhance learning from our virtual programme.

360 is a 2021 response to the world our young people now face. It’s unfortunately one of ongoing pandemics, ecological crisis and constant change and disruption – including in schools. This is why we have switched from delivery in permanent centres requiring a one-off school visit, to online, in-school and outdoor provision, meeting schools where they are and impacting young people across their school careers.

What’s the plan?

We’re working hard to develop a pilot plan in Dorset for testing in Autumn 2021, funded by NHSE and Talbot Trust, with a focus on safeguarding. This will then be rolled out for a year long evaluation to schools in the south west region and other funded areas. Within 5 years, we plan to offer the programme to every 0-18 age group, across all the topics mentioned, and at a national UK level.

What topics will 360 cover?

We will consider inclusion of any topic which we think prepares young people better for real life. So far we plan to develop scenarios and resources around the following topic areas, but this is dependent on partner support. Do let us know if you think we have missed something.

  • climate and ecological emergencies
  • consequences of crime
  • construction site and roadworks safety
  • decision-making and risk
  • digital wellbeing and security
  • drugs and alcohol
  • electrical safety
  • fire safety
  • gas safety
  • healthier lifestyle choices
  • health pathways and dealing with emergencies
  • home safety
  • independent travel skills (route planning, pedestrian, cycle, public transport)
  • mental wellbeing and personal resilience
  • peer pressure
  • personal finance
  • rail safety
  • road safety (pedestrian, bike, in-car)
  • rural safety and behaviours
  • safeguarding, abuse and exploitation
  • violence reduction and conflict resolution
  • water safety

Who is involved?

We have three founding directors. CEO Rob Hattersley is joined by former CEO of Hazard Alley Safety Centre Milton Keynes (the first permanent safety centre in the UK) Jo Green, and eco education award winning teacher Edd Moore from Dorchester. We have now been joined by former local authority Chief Executive Tom Grainger, and accountant and business advisor Brian Hutchinson, both ex trustees of the SafeWise charity. Tom is now our Chair, and Brian our non-exec Finance Director.

Sue Sharpe, an experienced teacher, is continuing her work on the programme which she started as SafeWise Programmes Manager during lockdown. Hazel Serkis has been re-employed as our Business Manager to support with administration and finance.

To ensure 360 meets real needs and is well managed, we are establishing three panels in addition to the Board of Directors. An Advisory Panel will provide expertise in key strategic areas, a Stakeholder Panel will voice the needs of key partners such as police, NHS, local authorities, energy networks and commercial supporters, and a Teachers Panel which will ensure what we provide is what schools need. Finally, and most importantly, a Young Peoples Panel will ensure that develop matches their needs and is in a format they will engage with.