THE FIRST phase of the Children’s Year of Safety has been highlighted to local politicians.

Keighley Area Committee were told how the campaign was bringing communities together to help keep children out of danger.

Three primary schools in Keighley West ward, Our Lady of Victories, Merlin Top and Laycock, have teamed up to spearhead the activities with other organisations.

The campaign was officially launched by Cllr Abid Hussain, the Lord Mayor of Bradford, at last summer’s Braithwaite and Guard House Gala.

He met the winner of a competition to design a logo for the campaign, Tiannie Jessop from Our Lady of Victories.

The Year of Safety focuses on different themes each half-term, with the first being “come to school every day, and on time”. The next theme is cyber safety.

The safety messages are being promoted through schools and community organisations, including a quiz which tests residents’ current knowledge on safeguarding issues.

The Year of Safety condiments work being done in the three primary schools on Citizenship, funded by a grant West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner obtained by Bradford Council’s Keighley Area Office.

Further sessions will equip children to make good choices, and develop empathy and cohesion.