Wednesday, 7 January 2009

I moved on to Roundhay School for an interview with Chief Inspector Mark Milsom...

Mark and I were at the school for a BBC News 24 interview about our partnership work which is taking our Safer Schools Partnership work to a new and really exciting level. We have recruited a team of 24 police officers to work with our 38 secondary schools. These police colleagues will work alongside school colleagues to support programmes on citizenship, PSHE, personal safety and weapons and drugs awareness. These police officers will also be available to work with targeted young people and tackle issues around truancy, exclusion and anti-social behaviour.

We hope that this brilliant initiative will build even stronger links with West Yorkshire Police and will help our young people develop confidence and resilience, overcome some of the issues around their safety and well-being and for a small minority help steer them away from offending.

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