Children’s Programme

Safer Ashburton runs the Children’s Programme over the Christmas school holidays. Vulnerable children aged 5 to 10 years are the focus of the programme, which addresses topics such as bullying, personal safety, fear, depression, friendship, and life skills. 

These are worked into a fun and diverse range of activities such as visiting Christchurch, swimming, crafts, and cooking.

The programme delivery is age-specific, so children are arranged into their peer groups when attending. Referrals are made by other agencies in the community that are working directly with the children or their families.

Read more about the Children’s Programme here