Consumer education

Get Safe Online

Get Safe Online is the UK’s national internet security awareness initiative. The initiative educates, informs, and raises awareness of internet security issues to encourage confident, safe use of the internet.

The Money Advice Service

The Money Advice Service offer free, impartial advice and information to help you get to grips with managing money, such as how to:

  • budget
  • plan for the unexpected
  • shop around
  • spot hidden costs

The Money Advice Centre: managing your money

This site offers free advice on managing your money throughout different stages in your life. 


Safewise is a life sized, indoor, award winning, safety ‘village’ of scenarios which are traditionally built ‘bricks and mortar’ scenes from everyday life. The village includes a full sized 2 storey house, a high street, a park, a farmyard, an electricity sub-station, a heath, a beach, a building site and even police and railway stations. By making the scenarios as realistic as possible, the exciting and memorable interactive safety tours enable children to easily apply the learning in their everyday life. Contact them at:

LV Streetwise Safety Centre
Unit 1 Roundways
Elliott Road
Dorset, BH11 8JJ

Telephone: 01202 591330

Fax: 01202 381569

Wise Guys: support for special schools has been developed to help teachers to teach life skills to students with learning difficulties. 

Is it fair?

The 'Is it Fair' campaign aims to help EU consumers' become more aware of their rights and to ensure that all businesses play fair. An unfair commercial practice is, for example, misleading or untruthful advertising.

Free consumer advice

Should you wish to receive free consumer advice you are advised to contact the government funded national helpline Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 040506.

Alternatively, you may find the information that you need on the Citizens Advice website.

Page last updated: 20 June 2019
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