+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    12,222
    Thanks
    457
    Thanked
    533
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    I had them on Sydney growing up!

  2. #12
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    2,891
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    178
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I actually just seen one the other day!!

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    1,862
    Thanks
    164
    Thanked
    497
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    We had them in SA too - I used one once. I guess also it was before mobile phone times - as I think we were taught it was basically a safe place to go to call your parents.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    6,096
    Thanks
    399
    Thanked
    747
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Buttoneska View Post
    we had them in VIC growing up - I assumed they were phased out because it pretty obsurd concept that you could screw a little sign to your letterbox and be safe.

    What happened if the approved ppl moved out the house?

    I think it was a pretty well intented idea that was stupid and dangerous in reality.
    If they moved out, then the signs were to be removed and handed back. In my brief stint on a committee, I discovered that the area coordinator had to do monthly visits to each safety house in the area to ensure everything was still okay.

  5. #15
    rainbow road's Avatar
    rainbow road is offline look at the stars, look how they shine for you
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    in a glass case of emotion
    Posts
    12,468
    Thanks
    1,200
    Thanked
    8,239
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    My nan and pop are still a safety house (Sydney). Growing up, no one ever used it and although taught the safety house program, no one I know ever used one.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    2,395
    Thanks
    5,361
    Thanked
    892
    Reviews
    11
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    In SA, every public bus has the logo on it. The street signs still exist, but I've never looked if there's a sign on the letter boxes or not.

    But no kids I know have been taught what it's about.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    11,593
    Thanks
    2,923
    Thanked
    3,213
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    My childhood home was a 'Safety House' and every month or so someone would come out to our house to speak with Mum and Dad and see that the same people were still living in our home, and that things were still kosher etc. The process to become one was way more in depth etc then the current Police checks for child safety cards etc and I remember the intensive and invasive questioning and checks my parents (understandably so) had to have to become one.

    I seriously didn't think that concept was around anymore, and am surprised to hear it still exists as I haven't sighted one since I was a teenager and that's a while ago!

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    8,528
    Thanks
    2,929
    Thanked
    1,661
    Reviews
    36
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 26/9/2014100 Posts in a week
    Wow! We were only talking about this the other day and wondering if safety houses still existed. My parents used to do the safety house thing when I was in primary school. Never had a child come through though. I remember being taught about it at school and we would have yellow dress days and Ima (the smiley house) would come visit.

    I can imagine the safety checks on families got more involved as time went on and the requirements of a safety house. Mum had to stop doing it as they put a big fence up and you could no longer see the house from the road (was a requirement then).


 

Similar Threads

  1. Applying for houses
    By Jemma87 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 24-03-2012, 22:21
  2. For those of you who bought houses for 450k up?
    By Janesmum123 in forum Family Finances
    Replies: 71
    Last Post: 16-12-2011, 12:24
  3. Cubby Houses
    By LivinOnAPrayer in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 19-08-2011, 10:16

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
TPS Health Physiotherapy and PilatesTPS Health Physiotherapy and Pilates has three clinics located at Morningside, Redlands and Lutwyche. We offer pre and ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›