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Our Safeside centres are great centres of learning with a variety of programmes and activities designed to teach young people various skills to keep them safe, secure and enhance their life skills.

What is Safeside?

Our Safeside centres in Eastside and Handsworth provide experiential learning on safety issues for children, young people and adults, designed and maintained to complement the current PSHE curriculum.

Our Eastside centre features our immersive full-size indoor safety village. Many different scenarios make up our village including a bank, house, road, shop, police station, and canal. It allows children to learn about real dangers, within a safe and controlled environment.

Safeside at Handsworth is on the grounds of a working fire station and is home to our home safety facility including fire safety, focusing mainly on fire safety and the work of the fire service in the community.

Our courses

Our two Safeside centres offer a variety of different courses for young people’s education. Here are a list of some of the courses we do, click any one of them to find out more or book your places today!


  • Junior Citizen Programme
  • Lifeskills
  • Safestart
  • YOYO
  • SEN (Special Educational Needs)


  • Bright Sparks
  • FireCrew and FireCrew Plus

Where are we?


 Safeside at Eastside, 101 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B7 4HW

0121 380 6429



Safeside at Handsworth, Handsworth Community Fire Station, 41 Rookery Road, Birmingham, West Midlands B21 9QU

0121 380 7566


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For just BUS travel you can use the ‘Class Pass’ service to book discount travel within the West Midlands – for details see their website or email classpass@nationalexpress.com

For Bus, Train and Metro travel there is another ‘Class Pass’ scheme for discounted public transport, again in the West Midlands. For details on this scheme visit their website or you can call 0345 303 6760