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Welcome to the world of Safer School Partnerships, a specialist and complex area of partnership working between schools and the police in the UK.

What do Safer Schools Officers do during the summer holidays?

The focus for Met SSOs in London

How can the police listen to young people?

Gaining a better understanding of the current issues for young people

Effective Strategies for Safer Schools Police Officers to Connect with Young People

Building bridges

The hidden activities of a Safer Schools Officer

What do London's Safer Schools Officers do? Analysis of activity in 2023

Are parents informed when a police officer speaks to a child in school?

Who has responsibility for informing parents in a Safer School Partnership?

Letter to parents carers regarding vapes

Met police vape awareness

The potential danger of vapes to young people

A concerning trend

What are Safer Schools Officers doing in January?

The focus for Met SSOs in London

21-22 MOPAC Youth Voice ‘We Are London’ Survey results

Capturing the voices of over 11,800 11-16 year olds growing up in London

Professionalising Youth Based Policing conference 2023

Awareness training for officers working with young people

MPS Youth Based Policing Awards 2023

Celebrating the good work of Safer Schools Officers and Youth Engagement and Diversion Officers across London.

What are Safer Schools Officers doing in September?

The focus for Met SSOs in London

Vetting of Safer Schools Officers in London

Ensuring SSOs are vetted to work with children and young people

The duties of a Safer Schools Officer in London

What exactly does an SSO do on a daily basis?

The good attributes of a Safer Schools Officer

Ensuring the role has the right sort of people

Can SSOs keep their kit at school?

Storage of police officer safety equipment and uniform on school sites

The history of Safer School Partnerships in London

From the 1980's to the present day

The roles within a UK Safer School Partnership

It is important for those within a SSP to understand their role

What are the benefits of a SSP?

Exploring the benefits for school pupils, schools, parents, the police and local authorities

What are the aims of a Safer School Partnership?

The four aims of a SSP and how success can be measured

What is a Safer School Partnership?

Working together to keep young people safe, reduce crime and the fear of crime in school communities in the UK