Campaign to keep children safe on beach launches in Skegness

The Sandi Starfish campaign launches at Skegness Railway Station today. ANL-180330-070322001
The Sandi Starfish campaign launches at Skegness Railway Station today. ANL-180330-070322001

A campaign aimed at keeping children safe on the beach was launched in Skegness at the weekend.

Members of the Neighbourhood Policing Team greeted Easter visitors at Skegness Railway Station on Saturday promoting Sandi Starfish.

During the hoiliday season, a flag will be placed on Skegness beach at the RNLI beach station, which is a dedicated meeting point for missing children/vulnerable adults.

The RNLI have responsibility for this and will display when the point is staffed.

Children and vulnerable adults are being issued free waterproof wristbands, which have the starfish logo on and the idea is for a mobile number to be written on the reverse (biro works) so when a “lost child/adult” is found their parent/carer can be contacted.

These will be issued to both children/vulnerable adults on the beach.

PCSO’s will also be issuing them and hopefully the train station staff, Aquarium, Natureland and Hildreds security will

all be on board, too.

Sandi Starfish launched in Skegness last season, with funding from Skegness Town Council. The campaign is already successful in Norfolk and Skegness police hope the one here can grow on the back of this.

The PCSOs will be at Skegness Railway Station between 10am and 3pm to launch the campaign.