Tackling fire setting problems

Boy playing with lighter

Most children show a natural interest and curiosity in fire. However, for some young people this interest develops into something more dangerous, putting themselves, their family, friends and homes at risk.


We work with individual children at home or school.


We do not punish children, but help them to change their dangerous fire setting behaviour.


How can I help?

Never leave matches or lighters around the house, even if they are in pockets or handbags. Lock them away or put them out of reach of children. 

Tell your child from an early age never to touch matches and lighters. Tell them how dangerous they can be and that they can burn. Always remind them that matches and lighters are for grown ups only.


Is your child curious? Look for the signs.

Burnt matchBurnt matches lying around.

burnt paperBurnt pieces of paper left about.

burn in cushionScorch marks on carpets or soft furnishings.

Other resources

We can help

Arrange a visit by a firesetter advisor

Complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch.  We take a friendly approach with young people with the aim to educate and influence.

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