Safety In Action Day, Newhaven Fort.

Lewes Prevention Officers, joined Sussex Safer Roads Partnerships this week in Newhaven, at the ‘Safety In Action’ days held at Newhaven Fort.

Aimed at children, the project set out to teach young generations how to deal with, or avoid life-threatening situations, through informative and fun interactive activities.

Police officers joined by Steve O’Connell (Speed Watch Officer) had the responsibility of sharing with children how to keep safe on the roads, and touched on personal safety. Children were given work books to complete throughout the day with each exercise they came across; and were taught key skill such as keeping bright and being seen when around roads and how to call the Police if they came across something if out with friends or without a parent/carer.

Other activities included fire safety training held by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service with promoting how to report a fire, and what to do in an emergency; along with South East Coast Ambulance Service on dealing with an injured casualty.

The event Safety In Action is co-ordinated by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and ran in Newhaven from the 20-23 May, more information on upcoming their future events can be found on their website:

More information for parents and carers of young children can find information on our message ‘Be safe, be seen’ by visiting: