In the Classroom
Working with Healthy Schools teams in Wiltshire and Swindon, the Youth and Early Intervention Team within Wiltshire Police provide training to upskill Police Officers, new and already established PCSOs and Police Staff on the offer for Primary and Secondary schools.
This explores the contribution that the Police can make to aspects of the PSHE curriculum, looking to break down barriers with young people and add to their education.
This work helps children benefit from education about the law and the consequences of breaking the law; allowing them gain a greater understanding of the role of the Police in helping keep communities safe.
All this will help in the joined up approach from the Police and schools across the county.
The Police input is most likely to add value to PSHE when it focuses specifically on the role of the Police and the legal aspects of relevant topics such as:
Primary School Lessons:
KS1 – People Who Help Us / Role of the Police
KS2 – Personal and Online Safety
Secondary School Lessons:
KS3 – Sexting and Healthy Relationships
KS3/4 – Keeping Safe (Exploitation and Vulnerability)
To contact your local officer to book a school visit call 101 and ask for your local station
Cyber Safety School Poster Competition
Wiltshire Police have launched a cyber safety poster competition.
There are prizes for primary and secondary categories.
Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12pm on Friday 11th September 2020.
Further details can be found in the latest edition of the Schools Cyber Update (July 2020).
Mini Police is now running in Wiltshire schools.
The main aim of the Mini Police programme is to increase trust and confidence with young people, their families and the communities that we police, and to develop skills and self-esteem in pupils who participate. This is achieved through structured, consistent and quality delivery and an approach which encompasses early intervention, the delivery of safety messages, preventative education and long-term problem solving, which through time will reduce demand on services.
The Mini Police programme supports the principles of preventing crime, reducing Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) and reassuring communities, working with partner agencies, raising awareness of online safety and digital crime as well as helping to safeguard vulnerable young people in our communities.
To find out how to become involved contact the Wiltshire Police - Youth and Early Intervention Team: email@example.com
Follow the Youth and Early Intervention Team on Twitter and Instagram via @wiltspolyouth