5th November 2019


Update on the future of the Risk Avoidance and Danger Awareness Resource

Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd said: “I regrettably have to announce the closure of the Risk Avoidance and Danger Awareness Resource Centre (RADAR). We have been trying to find a sustainable solution for the Centre for some time but despite the best efforts of all our staff and partners we have been unable to achieve this.

“Due to funding pressures we have had to take the difficult decision to close the Centre despite the efforts of all partners. 

“I have met with staff to update them on the current situation and we are now working through the details of the closure process including proposals for staff reallocation.

“I would like to put on record my sincere thanks to all of the staff who have worked in the Centre over the past few years.

“The Centre will close on Friday 20th December and it is hoped that the majority of existing bookings can be accommodated but, if not, the staff will be in touch directly with those affected.”



RADAR (Risk Avoidance and Danger Awareness Resource) brings safety and life skills education crashing into the 21st century!  RADAR is Northern Ireland’s first and only, life sized, interactive safety and life skills education centre. Located in Sydenham Harbour Estate in Belfast, our unique and innovative Centre has a full sized street scene, with a house, bus, train, fire station, court room, prison cell, shop, boat and much, much more. 


At RADAR we put children and young people at the heart of what we do.  With our platform of more than 50 expert partners, we deliver interactive, informative and fun workshops for groups of children and young people giving them the opportunity to explore everyday dangers in a risk free setting. 

RADAR has been designed to inspire, engage and inform young people. It is a ground-breaking and innovative way to educate children and young people. To find out more about RADAR and what we do for young people check out the following images;                                  


KS2 - 9 - 11 years   KS4 - 14 - 16 years     Driver Safety  17+    Adults w/Learning Disabilities 18+

We can also deliver bespoke education sessions for groups with particular needs.  To find out more about RADAR or to book, please send us an email to [email protected] or give us a call today on 028 9025 9844.


RADAR can also be hired as a conference venue. Whether you are hosting a meeting for 12 people or a conference for 120 people, call us for competitive rates in the most unique and inspirational venue in Belfast.  As well as our street, we also have two meetings rooms that can be hired.

Here's what one visitor said about RADAR as a conference facility;

"Thanks for hosting us today at RADAR. The facilities are great for our meeting, everyone was really impressed from the outset – personal meet and greet upon arrival, welcome screen, attentiveness re tea/coffee/water. RADAR needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Everyone was inspired."



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