Child safety on Faro beach

A new programme has been launched on Praia de Faro to ensure children’s safety if they get lost or separated from their parents.

Named Estou Aqui (I’m Here), the campaign was launched last month by the PSP to help parents locate a lost child on Portugal’s beaches, thanks to a special identification bracelet.

Previously only available at PSP stations throughout the country after being requested online via a website purposely created for the Estou Aqui campaign, the bracelets are now available at Praia de Faro.

To subscribe to the campaign, parents visiting the beach can approach the on-duty lifeguards to collect the free bracelet, which carries a unique number and is then activated through the internet and registered on a confidential database operated by the PSP.

An innovative programme that is still in its experimental phase, the bracelets will be activated until September 15.

For more information, please visit https://estouaqui.mai.gov.pt