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How to get help.

Children play with fire for a variety of reason, but without help and guidance, firesetting behaviour can increase and lead to more serious consequences.  

Do you need help?

Are you worried about a child or young person who plays with fire?

The London Fire Brigade’s Juvenile Firesetters Intervention Scheme (JFIS) is a specialist team trained to deal with children and young people who have lit fires or play with fire.

Our specialist team offers free tailored, one-to-one fire safety education for children and young people, as well as support and advice for parents and carers. Since our launch in 2001, we have received nearly 4,000 referrals, helping to reduce deliberate fires and address fire safety concerns in all 33 London boroughs.

Making a referral

Who can refer?

If you have noticed any of the tell-tale signs of firesetting please do not ignore them. Early intervention is vital in changing a young person's behaviour and really can save lives. We take referrals from:

  • Parents and carers
  • Schools
  • Police
  • Children’s Services
  • Youth offending teams
  • Other professionals

Important info

We require the consent of a parent, carer or guardian before working with any child or young person.

Contact Juvenile Firesetters Intervention Scheme (JFIS)

Contacting the Juvenile Firesetters Intervention Scheme

Use the form below to contact us. You can also email firesetters@london-fire.gov.uk or call 020 8555 1200 (extension 30842 or 30841).

We work with children and young people up to the age of 18. There is no lower age limit.
This is the place to tell us more about what's causing concern.
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Extra help and information

Juvenile Firesetters Intervention Scheme leaflet

Download PDF (363kb)

Fire safety at home booklet

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