Grant gives children safe place to play

By Harriet Ernstsons Friday 14 February 2014 Updated: 14/02 09:58

NEARLY £10,000 has been given to a Winyates project which will give children a safe place to play.

The Protective Behaviours UK pilot scheme will run from February 24 to July 18 thanks to a £9,914 grant from the Big Lottery’s Awards For All programme.

The Safe Haven Hometime Club is set to take place on weekdays from 3.30pm to 5.30pm at The Space in Winyates centre and offers free places to children aged eight to 12 from nearby Ipsley Academy with the aim of extending it to all children in that age range.

Project lead Stuart Wilcox said: “As well as being an exciting and enjoyable club for children to experience, it also has the unique element of being run by fully qualified Protective Behaviours staff who will build an environment, activities, practices and skills around the key beliefs of Protective Behaviours, thus providing a safe place to play.

“The vision after the 18- week pilot will be to find a mechanism to sustain the club or elements of the club in Redditch, as well as developing the key aspects of the club from its brand, training programmes for staff and activities so that Safe Haven can be rolled out in other parts of the country.

“The Awards For All grant has enabled myself and Maria Huffer to develop the project, train our staff to a professional and competent level and fund the operational side to running the club in Winyates.”

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