Scheme launched to reunite lost children with families

PUBLISHED: 13:30 21 June 2011

View of Big Lamp Corner, WsM.; 14-1-09

View of Big Lamp Corner, WsM.; 14-1-09

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A SCHEME in Weston’s town centre has been relaunched to help reunite lost children with their parents.

The Town Centre Partnership has reintroduced the Child Safe scheme, and any business which is part of the scheme will have a sticker in their window, allowing lost children to speak to staff, who can then contact other shops around the town centre to locate the youngster’s parents.

Launched alongside North Somerset Council, Avon and Somerset Constabulary and the Sovereign Shopping Centre, the scheme will also see special wristbands given out as a method of reuniting families.

The wristbands, available in the Sovereign Shopping Centre, have a safety number on them allowing people to get in touch with the town’s CCTV system should their child get lost.

The bands, which are bright, waterproof and tough, also have space for a mobile number phone number, and have been designed so children can wear them round their wrists.

Town centre manager Steve Townsend said: “We want to make people aware it is in operation in the town centre and we want to encourage as many businesses as possible to sign up.

“With the summer holidays approaching, this scheme could benefit the hundreds of families who come to Weston every year.”

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