We Think Safe to Stay Safe is here to give you the information and advice you need to stay safe. There’s lots of information and resources you can use to pick up some great tips about staying safe at home, in the community and online. You can also test how much you know by trying out our selection of interactive games. More importantly, we want this website to be a place that young people can find out the information they need – so if you have a question about staying safe or a suggestion about a topic you’d like to know more about, you can tell us here.
This website is part of the Big Lottery Funded Project run by Autism NI, called ‘Young People, Autism and Criminal Justice’, which aims to help young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder stay safe. As part of the programme, Autism NI run two youth programmes: Skills for Staying Safe and The SELF Project. You can find out more about these programmes here.
The Autism Alert Card was created to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) should they come into contact with the Criminal Justice System (for example, the Police). If you are in a situation where you are nervous or anxious or you have been approached by the Police or other Emergency Services, the card can help you to communicate to others that you have ASD.
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We want to hear from you! You can show what you already know about safety by telling your story to us – it could be an example of how you stayed safe in the past or advice and tips you’d like to pass onto other young people. You can make posters or other resources about safety, and they may be posted on the ‘tell your story’ section for other young people to use and learn from.