We are excited to launch our new partnership with the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) to investigate and support the role of the police in education. The police are keen to identify how they can work most effectively with schools to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing young people today, including sex and relationships, mental health and staying safe from online dangers. The NPCC recognises that personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education has a unique role on the curriculum in this regard and that police can make an important contribution to planned lessons.
Getting it right can prevent young people from suffering harm, therefore the NPCC and PSHE Association are working in partnership to explore current practice and make sure the benefits of police contributions to PSHE education in schools can be maximised.
Through this project, we aim to:
- Celebrate current good practice in using the police to support aspects of the PSHE curriculum
- Evidence and present best practice approaches to using police visitors in the classroom
- Support schools to know when and how to report incidents in school to the police
- Provide guidance and support for both schools and the police
“We understand the crucial role PSHE education has in relation to young people’s safety. We look forward to building on current good practice and making sure officers and schools see the benefits of effective police contributions. We’re delighted to be working with PSHE Association on this national project.”
- Caroline Adams, Staff Officer for National Children and Young Person’s Portfolio
Please get in contact if you have any questions about working with the police in your school, and watch this space for updates and new releases as the project progresses!