Posted on 11th June 2015
Safer Neighbourhood officers in Chesterfield North have headed back to school to chat to local youngsters about serious subjects including sexual consent, grooming, sexting and anti-social behaviour (ASB).
PCSO’s Janis Naylor and Becky Damms from the Chesterfield North Safer Neighbourhood Team, which covers the Dunston, Moor and St Helen’s areas and the Newbold and Brockwell beat, visited Cavendish Junior School on Thursday, May 21 to host a talk around ASB, safety and drugs advice.
Officers met with students at the request of the school’s head teacher after reports of ASB at the nearby Stand Road Park and they were keen to speak to youngsters before the school holidays.
ASB in the area is one of the team’s current policing priorities and regular patrols are continuing in a bid to combat it. Officers also frequently attend the Friends of Stand Road meetings to discuss issues and work together to tackle any problems that arise.
PCSO Naylor and PC Heather Saville from the same team along with Chesterfield Safer Neighbourhood Youth Officer, Tony Bagshaw visited Oakwood Academy School [formerly Newbold Community School] last month, to speak to year nine students on the topics of sexual consent, grooming and sexting.
PCSO Naylor said: “The talks were well received by students and we hope they took a lot from them including advice and who to turn to if they find themselves in difficult or serious situations.
“It is important for us to get out into the local community and meet youngsters so they know who we are and they are able to stop and say hello and recognise us if they need help or are in danger whilst out in the area.
“We hope to continue working alongside other local officers, schools and partner agencies to host these kinds of events in the hope of educating young people about the dangers of issues such as ASB and sexual consent, and working together to tackle priorities in the community.”
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