Mini Police scheme having positive impact on pupils

Date published: 11 July 2019 11:52
Dated: 11 July 2019 12:51:12

Our Mini Police scheme is in full swing in Doncaster, with pupils at Edlington Victoria Primary School taking part in anti-social behaviour sessions this week.  

The scheme, which launched earlier this year, is currently a pilot project and has been rolled out across 12 schools in Sheffield and Doncaster. 

Mini Police is an innovative scheme for Year 5 pupils, nominated by their schools to take part in a series of workshops delivered by PCSOs and Community Safety Project Officers. 

Anti-social behaviour is one of the key topics covered by the sessions and aims to encourage children to think about what could cause problems where they live. 

Jane MacDonald who is the Community Safety Project Officer working with schools in Doncaster said: “This week, these children have been learning what classes as anti-social behaviour but they’ve also been looking at more serious crimes and the impact they can have on people. 

“The sessions are shaped by the children, if they mention something that is worrying them…or something they’ve heard about, then we’ll cover that. 

“Already, pupils are saying that they have learnt about the impact anti-social behaviour can have on people and what harm it can do. This can only be a good thing as they share that message with other children in the school and beyond.”

The Mini Police scheme is co-ordinated by the South Yorkshire Police Community Safety Department. 

It has been funded by the Youth United Fund.  

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