In Professional Settings
Parents, carers, family members and other adults in children’s lives, have an incredibly important role to play in helping to protect them from gangs and keeping them away from violence.
Safer Schools Partnership
The Norfolk Safer Schools Partnership (SSP) is a positive way for all schools to demonstrate their commitment to promoting a safe climate of learning and to prevent crime. A Safer Schools Partnership is where Police and schools work together in order to keep young people safe, reduce crime and improve behaviour in schools and their surrounding communities.
Safer Schools Partnerships aim to ensure;
SSPs help keep young people safe, reduce the risk of young people getting drawn into crime, antisocial or extremist behaviour. It improves the safety of the school site and surrounding area, building positive relationships between young people and police. It also promotes shared values and improves relations generally within the school and the wider community.
To assist in managing incidences where young people are believed to be carrying offensive weapons (including knives) on the settings premises, OFSTED recommends that settings should:
Settings should refer to the NPCC’s, When to call the police: Guidance for Schools and Colleges.
If You Have Concerns About a Child or Young Person
There may be concerns about a young person at your setting. You may be told by other young people that they are carrying a knife. They may disclose to you of their own volition. Follow your settings safeguarding policies to ensure the immediate safety of the young person and professionals and young people around them.
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