Session 5 – Safety Planning
This week was all about how to keep safe if fighting is happening. We spoke about how Mikey and Jools kept themselves safe and the different places they could hide. We learnt that if we were worried or in danger we can call the police – dial 999. The police came to visit us and spoke to us about safety. Their names were Sarah and Gordon, they were really fun and let us wear their hats, vests and belts.
I felt really scared when they came into the room and I wanted to hide under the table. I didn’t say anything. My tummy felt a bit funny, like it was turning.
When they started to tell us about how the Police are there to keep us safe I felt better. Sometimes it gets scary when the police come to your house. The police came and took my dad away he is still in prison. I don’t see him much and I miss him. Mum says that he is not a bad man, he just did bad things. I think I want to be a policeman one day.
Edinburgh Boy 8