Shakekou

 
Safe Community Shahekou District No 232
On behalf of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Community Safety Promotion, Department of Public Health
Sciences, Division of Social Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Name of the Community:
Shahekou district
Country:
China
Number of inhabitants:
Programme started year:
2006
International Safe Communities Network Membership Designation year
: December 2010
Full application available:
http://www.safecommunities.net.au/new/_upload_docs/20110308020849.Shahekou%20Application%20Report(Evaluation%20Re
port%20included).pdf
For further information contact:
Name: Zhang yinghui
Institution: Dalian shahekou administration bureau of safety working
Zip code: 116021
Country: China
Phone(country code included): 086+0411+84368612
E-mail: engrid@dl.gov.cn
Info address on www for institution:
http://www.dlshk.gov.cn
 
 
Shahekou District Safe Community Programs cover the following safety promotion activities:
For the age group
Children 0-14 years:
Warm Station Program for Street Children
Street children are not unique phenomenon of modern society but an unavoidable social problem all
over the world with very long historical origins.
The most easily vulnerable type for street children is
harm to the body caused by hunger and lack of liv
ing material, physical abuse, psychological
damage, and delinquency trap. Since 2005, Shahekou District has been engaged in the intervention
work of street children’s safety and has built the salvation program group. The main measures are:
Firstly set a “Safety Station” for the street children. In 2006, “Warm Station for Street Children” was
set in the residential area, gradually the facilities were constructed and living environment was also
optimized. Transformation and renovation of the station’s water, electricity, gas facilities, together
with newly purchasing beds, water heaters, computers, dining-tables, school things and chairs, etc.,
have all been all completed.. These years, more than three hundred street children are relieved.
Secondly, build “Even Heart Bridge” with the street children. Relying on the loving care contribution
of the district, depending on the loving care action of the charitable volunteers, Warm Station
positively helps the street children. They distribut
e cards with their own telephone number on it to the
street children. As long as these children need help, anybody answers the call will reach the children
at the first time, giving them spiritual comforts and care in life. When the street children do something
“wrong”, it is the volunteers who guarantee their bail; when the street children catch a cold, have a
fever or get cure in hospital because of fight and injury, it is the volunteers who help them generously
with money and take care of them for days, making great efforts to lighten the social pressure. It is
the volunteers again who instill the safety awareness into the heads of these street children through
innumerous propaganda of caring knowledge; what’s more, build a service network for the street
children. It is mainly reflected in adopting effective measures to arrange the street children, focusing
on “Personnel Entrance”, “Build Station Entranc
e”, and “Complete Exit” , etc. concerning the
salvation, protection and management of the street children. Due to the different reasons and
characteristics of the flowing out street children, when arranging these children, we insist on the way
that the children’s parents taking them back or the program’s group member escorting them home.
Build a tracking and revisiting system to revisit them on fixed days, enforcing the outcome. For three
years, we have insisted organizing manpower to go deeply into the residential place of the returned
street children to revisit them regularly. The main measures of revisit are establishing cooperative
relationships with the street children’s community, village neighborhood committee, school, family,
and civil administration department, knowing the street children and their family conditions by
telephone visit, letter visit and tracking on the spot
and so on, preventing the children from roaming
around again by providing timely and
effective aid when they face difficulties. Since the foundation
the station, we have helped 48 children return home, 4 to work and 1 to soldier.
Junior Traffic Police School Program
With the continuous deepening of quality education, in order to make children to learn traffic laws and
traffic safety knowledge deeply, understand the hard work of traffic polices and strengthen their will
character. In the initiative of Comrade Han Fangyu, who is the "National Excellent Police", the Victory