INTERESTED IN SAFETY FOR KIDS IN YOUR COMMUNITY?
IT COSTS NOTHING TO HELP, AND IT’S EASY TO DO.
Safety House is a community based “Good Neighbour” program of volunteer householders organised by a local Safety House Coordinator. It’s easy to be a Safety House, it costs you absolutely nothing and you could be doing something important to help protect vulnerable young children. You can make a difference in your local community.
WHAT DO WE NEED?
A Safety Householder must be a caring adult who is usually in or around their home during school travel times and be ready and willing to assist any child who might seek help at their door. This is to make sure that a child in need will find someone at home if they knock on the Safety House door for help.
WHAT DO YOU NEED?
Your house must have easy street access to the front door, no screening walls or trees and a Safety House sign easily visible from the street.
If you have a dog it should be secured behind a fence at the rear of the building or be kept under control in the house. This is to make sure that a young child will be able to find the Safety House door easily and will not be frightened away.
WHO CAN BE A SAFETY HOUSE?
We need to make sure that anyone who might answer the door at a Safety House has been carefully checked out. So before you can be a Safety House, everyone living in the
house aged fourteen and over must consent to having a continuously monitored police check.
This is fully paid for by Safety House. Someone from the school Safety House Committee will help you fill out a simple Safety House WA application form.
Please contact the school office on 6207 3200 or edgewater.ps @education.wa.edu.au if you would like more information.