This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Community Safety Team's Risk and Exploitation Co-ordinator, Helen Buckland, for the attention of Primary and Secondary Schools. This information is also important for anyone in contact with children, young people and parents across Slough.
It is a year since 17 year old Dajarn Daly drowned in the Jubilee River in Slough. Slough Borough Council has worked with the guardian of the Jubilee River, the Environment Agency, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Thames Valley Police to discourage people from getting into the river, to prevent another life being lost. Fences have been extended in places to physically prevent people getting to the river bank and new information and warning information boards will be put up at strategic points to make people aware of the dangers.
As part of this, we are looking to provide school children and parents with bespoke safety information about all the potential dangers of Slough’s waterways. It is important that children learn about the dangers of water from a young age, and it may act as a reminder for parents too.
Attached is a poster format, as well as one appropriate for social media use. We would ask that you use all channels available to you in order to share this message with parents and children. It could be sent alongside your school newsletter, via Parent Mail, and shared on your social media sites.
Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service is also looking to come into schools to deliver a talk for 10 + years old on Water and Roads safety messages. For more information about this please contact Neil Whiteman, Safety Education Co-ordinator for RBFRS on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate your support in delivering this important message.