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Police help to 'bridge the gap' for newly arrived children in Derby

Posted on 13th April 2017

Our officers have been visiting children that are new to the Derby area to help teach them about policing in the area. 

Officers from the Rose Hill Safer Neighbourhood Team paid a visit last week to The Bridge Project at Rosehill Children’s Centre in Derby to speak to a small group of children aged between 4 and 11 years. 

The project supports newly arrived children to Derby who can’t speak English and have never attended school in this country. It is designed to support them to start learning the language and learn about standard school routines, our officers were invited to speak about British policing. 

Lisa Jones is one of our Safer Neighbourhood youth officers in Derby and said: “This was a great opportunity for us to go and speak to the children who had never previously met a British police officer. 

“We were able to give a very gentle introduction to British law and order and explain that we are here to protect them. It was real success with lots of smiles from the children who particularly enjoyed trying on the traditional bobbies helmet.” 

For more information on the work of the Rose Hill Safer Neighbourhood Team follow them on Twitter @RoseHillSNT

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