SafeWise | Dorset & Wiltshire
Who are we?
SafeWise is a charity providing realistic and immersive learning experiences to equip visitors with the skills, knowledge and confidence to live active, fulfilling and safer lives in stronger communities. We run centres at Weymouth and Bournemouth serving visitors from Dorset, South Somerset and Southern Wiltshire.
We mostly run visits for Key Stages 1 and 2 at the moment. However, we are planning to deliver targeted programmes for parents and carers of the under fives, Key Stage 3, home leavers, families and tourists, and older people. The first stage of our redevelopment was the launch of redesigned primary programmes 2018 alongside our 20th birthday celebrations.
Each centre is run by a team of three, supported by a central team of full time CEO plus part time business manager, marketing manger and volunteers manager.
Our work is overseen by a Main Board of Trustees, which includes members drawn from our supporting partners. They delegate more detailed work to a smaller Exec Board. We also have local advisory boards which bring together business, public and community sector expertise to each centre.
Any other facilities?
In addition to the safety scenarios, SafeWise Weymouth is a fabulous community centre with a full range of meeting rooms, conference facilities and a cafe. SafeWise Bournemouth also offers the safety village and a meeting room for external hire.