Safe Space Southport
Get yourself inspired with our weekly upload to YouTube. We specialise in exploring the big issues of life and faith from a Christian perspective accessible to absolutely anyone. Regardless of any faith background, or none at all, you should something useful & relevant here! Plus, we throw a load of fun stuff up there throughout the week to, so make sure you subscribe!
Did I hear you call UNO? Need to practice your Jenga skills? Challenges, prizes, we’ve got it all amongst our weekly selection of games to play across the tables in our chilled out spaces (COVID restrictions permitting). Also, play UNO or Connect4 against bot versions of our youth workers online!
Safe Space LIVE
We go LIVE 3 time a week with Safe Space LIVE after school: 4pm Weds, Thurs, Fri. Always a fun time to connect, have quizzes, games, etc over livestream chat and build a bit of community amongst Southport’s young people. Check out our live feed on Youtube: live.safesp.uk , or watch out for us broadcasting live on Instagram.
Help I’m Year 7!
If you’re in Year 7, or are due to start in Year 7 soon, don’t stress – we’ve got a safe space for you too! Hit the “Panic Button” to find loads of great helpful advice, encouragement & fun too (of course!)
WE’RE HERE TO HELP, FOR FREE, BY CREATING A SAFE SPACE TO SHARE THE ISSUES OF LIFE AND FAITH WITH STUDENTS IN YOUR SCHOOL.
Learning from twenty years of experience serving schools in the local area, Southport and Area Schools Worker Trust are shaping their current drive to best meet the needs of the younger generation of Southport and local educational establishments. We call it “Safe Space”.
We describe a “Safe Space” as a time or place set aside to journey with young people through issues of life & faith, whether they be spiritual, moral, social or cultural, in an environment that is very fun, non-threatening, and non- judgmental, giving young people safe time out to be loved & helped. Our most proven way of achieving this is in secondary schools and FE colleges is through lunchtime clubs, run by trained and safeguarded SASW Trust staff and volunteers, all at no cost to the school or FE college.
This project comes at no cost to local schools and is entirely a provision of the generosity of local churches and larger grants awarded to Southport & Area Schools Worker Trust for their work across Southport and beyond, with many different projects serving local schools.
Our team (two staff and multiple volunteers) have provided various activities across the vast majority of Southport primary and secondary schools over the last 20 years. Amongst the many benefits to this, the main strength here is how we can be known as familiar faces to support local young people right through their school journey.
As a project of Southport & Area Schools Worker Trust, we are open about our identity as a faith-based charity. Our work exists out of the generosity and inspiration of local Southport Christians and their churches. However, any faith element to our content delivered in schools is entirely done so in accordance with curricular objectives. We take a professional approach to ensure our provision to schools works to reverse any trend in opinion over faith-based educational input carrying any inappropriate, radicalised agendas.
Tabz (David Taberner)
(on staff at SASW Trust)
(on staff at SASW Trust)