Welcome back from Suffolk Constabulary Schools Team

Welcome back to the Summer Term. The Schools Liaison Team thought that it would be a great idea to update you with what we can offer yourselves along with some reminders of some important information.

We also want to reassure you that we are available and accessible for Schools and Students especially during these difficult times. If you need any support, please let us know. Our goal is to keep every student in education, divert young people away from criminality and improve outcomes of young people. Over the Easter holidays all of the One Cop Stop inputs have been reviewed to ensure they are still up to date and current.

We have had an increase in reports of sharing of indecent images in the Upper KS/2. We are looking to amend the Online Safety presentation to cover the Offences and consequences of sharing images.

The 16 + material has been reviewed within the Police and our education partners. We have inputs around the following subjects:

•             Domestic Violence

•             Consent

•             Exploitation & County Lines

•             Sexting & Revenge Porn

•             Digital Footprint

•             Hate Crime

•             Drugs

Coming Up this Term

The Team will be involved in:

KO@3 – Annual Football tournament for young people – The tournament is for mixed teams and is being held on Saturday 28th May 2022 and will be held at Ipswich Town Football Club. The winners and runners up in both age groups will have the opportunity to travel to London in July to take part a national final. Schools will be sent the information and consent forms for any Young People who wish to enter a team. There is a cost of £40 per team- squads of 10 and 7-a-side games (£4 per player).

We are keen to hear from groups who are 13/14 years old and 15/16 years old who want to take part. There is also an opportunity for up to 30 girls to take part in a training session with Suffolk FA and an ITFC Women’s Team player in the afternoon-free of charge.

A SEND session is also being put together for the morning and is being co-ordinated by the Suffolk FA and PCSO Craig GIBBS. Again, a max of 30 participants.

Cannabis Edibles

Police are urging schools and parents to be alert to the danger of cannabis edibles.

The Schools Team would like to make you aware that cannabis edibles are laced with mood altering ingredients which can cause side effects such as:

•             The loss of consciousness

•             Hallucinations

•             Nausea/vomiting

•             Lethargy

•             Heart problems

We urge schools and parents to be aware of these products as they look at first glance it may be difficult to tell the difference.

They are also illegal and anyone in possession of a produce containing Class B drugs risk arrest and prosecution.

For more information, please follow the link

https://ersou.police.uk/news/2022/03/22/cannabis-edibles-campaign/

Contact details

The Schools Team now have Bios:

PC Alison Sharman

PC Chris Belcher

PC Lisa Yorke

PCSO Craig Gibbs

PCSO Eleanor Miles

PCSO Ellen Whight

PCSO Justin Winn

PCSO Rachel Darvill

Just a reminder that the team can be contacted on the following email

Schools@suffolk.police.uk for KS1-4

CPY1624@suffolk.police.uk for 16+