Council urging young people to have fun but stay safe

Bradford Council is asking that children and young people across the district have fun, keep learning but stay safe this summer.

While schools across the Bradford District may have finished for the summer, there’s still plenty that children and young people can do during the holidays to have fun, build on learning and gain new skills and confidence.

The Council’s Schools Out programme gives an outline of some great activities happening in our district for children aged 4 to 11. From adventure activities to sports, and from museums to large play schemes, there is something for children and young people of all ages.  For more information on Schools Out and what’s on for young people visit www.bradford.gov.uk/summer, or contact the Council’s youth service to find out what’s on in your neighbourhood:

  • Bradford East Area Office - call 01274 431066
  • Bradford South Area Office - call 01274 431155
  • Bradford West Area Office - call 01274 433550
  • Keighley Area Office - call 01535 618191
  • Shipley Area Office - call 01274 437146

There’s lots of helpful guidance for parents on how to make sure children and young people are safe.  It’s often difficult for parents to know at what age they can or can’t let children play out by themselves. Organisations, such as the NSPCC have useful guidance for parents on safe ways to do this. There is also guidance from the UK safe internet centre for parents about staying helping children stay safe online this summer. Young people can also find information on the Council’s website about a range of organisations they can contact if they have a concern and need to talk to someone www.bradford.gov.uk/safebradford.

Coun Imran Khan, portfolio holder for education, employment and skills, said: “There are lots of great activities for children and young people to do during the holidays. So while schools may have finished, we’re urging parent’s and young people to see what’s on and get involved so they can keep on learning over the summer.”

Coun Adrian Farley, portfolio holder for children and families, said: “The summer holidays can be a fantastic time for children and young people, but we’re asking everyone to do their bit to make sure they are safe. Everyone has a role to play, and there’s plenty of help and advice for people if they are unsure.

“We also want to stress that if you have a concern about the safety of a child or young person, don’t think ‘What if I’m wrong?’ Think ‘What if I’m right?’ If you have a concern about a child call 01274 437500 in confidence and speak to a trained advisor, or if you are a young person and you have want to talk to someone, you can also call Childline on 0800 1111.”

More online information is available at the following sources:

Other organisations have useful safety advice for parents:

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