About Think Safe

Think Safe is a partnership of many Hampshire based agencies (listed alphabetically):

The Army

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

East Hampshire Partners

Eastleigh Borough Council

Fareham Borough Council

Gosport Borough Council

Hampshire Ambulance Service

Hampshire Constabulary

Hampshire County Council

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

Hampshire Inspection and Advisory Service (HIAS)

Havant Borough Council

Health and Safety Executive

HM Coastguard

New Forest District Council

Portsmouth City Council

Rushmoor Borough Council

Southampton City Council

Southern Electric

Test Valley Borough Council


Think Safe is an active safety training programme in which children take part in mock ups of dangers they may face in everyday day life and learn through experience how to deal with them. Think Safe activities run throughout Hampshire, some are also called Child Safe, but all follow the same basic principles of raising awareness of top primary aged children in their own personal safety and the safety of others around them.

The type of activities they learn about include road, rail, water, fire, electrical, gas, dog, consumer, food, home, countryside, farm and range safety, emergency first aid, avoiding abduction and bogus callers to the door. They also have the opportunity to make a 999 emergency call to know what to do if a real emergency arises.

Think Safe is organised by a variety of agencies (see below) and the schools themselves. It is able to run due to the tremendous support of the agencies that participate in the various events and provide staff time and resources free. It is the commitment of everyone involved to educate children in Hampshire about safety to reduce accidents at home, school or play and to produce safer citizens for the future.

The Hampshire Safety Officers group.

About this website

The Kidszone activities on this site are based on activities found in the Think Safe pupil's handbook, and have been reproduced with the kind permission of Ten Alps Publishing plc.

The site was developed by Hampshire County Council's Education web team in conjuction with Louisa Rice (Test Valley Borough Council) and Donna Smith (Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service), along with the various representatives of the agencies involved.