We have a dedicated team of firesetter advisors who work with anyone up to the age of 18 that has an unhealthy interest or fascination with fire. The team work with young people and offer them fire safety advice, education and mentoring.
How it works:
The advisors initially build up a rapport with the young person and their families, which happens through sessions that can be carried out at home, school or residential unit, wherever is convenient, in order to foster an environment where the young person feels confident to speak out about any concerns.
They discuss the aims of the intervention in a positive manner, highlighting the need to keep the family safe and well. The sessions are adapted to meet the individual’s needs and highlight not only the dangers associated with fire but also the consequences of their actions on themselves and the whole community, utilising and adapting a variety of resources in order to achieve this.
They also believe that working collaboratively with other professionals will enable the family to receive more support, guidance and raise any safeguarding concerns, while still being on hand to answer questions and provide support throughout the whole process.
How to make a referral:
If you think there is a problem then please get in contact with us. Help is free and confidential.
You can contact us via email, phone or via this website. We will ask to complete a referral form and submit it. Once a referral is received, the team will contact you to explain how they can help.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01622 692121 - ask for Firesetters Intervention Team.