Clever Never Goes
The ‘Clever Never Goes’ project is an innovative new approach to child safety. Since the 1970s children in the UK have been taught about ‘stranger danger’, an approach that breeds fear amongst children and anxiety amongst parents. Clever Never Goes aims to create healthier and happier communities, giving children confidence by teaching them to recognise danger rather than fear strangers.
The funding from People’s Postcode Trust produced a ‘Clever Never Goes School Pack’, consisting of teacher guidance manuals and a series of presentations, including short safety films. This pilot was launched across several schools in Hampshire benefiting over 230 children.
Jacky Halton (Head Teacher, Crofton Hammond Infant School, Hampshire) and Geoff Newiss.
Geoff Newiss, Chief Executive of Action Against Abduction, said:
“The players of People’s Postcode Lottery have enabled us to develop a brand new approach to child safety and we are extremely thankful for their support. Small charities can make a huge difference with the funding received, creating safer and happier communities for everyone.”
You can find out more details on the supported project here.