The multi-award winning Safe Schools and
Communities Team (SSCT), was set up in 2005 to prevent and reduce
anti-social behaviour, crime and wrong-doing and to promote safety
across communities in the Dorset County Council areas. Since those
early days the team has expanded and now also covers Bournemouth
and Poole. The remit for the team has also expanded with it.
We are still working closely with DFRS (Dorset
Fire and Rescue.) on the BLITZ project, which is now in its
7th year. The project looks at the dangers and
consequences of under age drinking and ASB. The GRiP (Gaining Respect in
People) road shows for year 7 students are also still very popular
and give young people the opportunity to discuss many topics that
could affect them or their friends.
On top of those we also offer sessions on
legal and illegal drugs, bullying, prevent, and Internet Safety.
The later playing an ever increasing role in the work we do. The
internet safety sessions start in reception and go all the way up
The team’s SSCOs (Safe Schools and Communities
Officers) work closely with schools and communities to deliver
advice and interventions on all these topics. They are also trained
RJ (Restorative Justice) practitioners. They take part in
RJ conferences that
deal with bullying, shoplifting and possession of drugs.
Tel: 01202 222844
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stopthinkdorset
The SSCT information
website is live, check it out at http://www.stopthinkdorset.co.uk/
. The aim of the website is to put in one place information for
young people, parents/carers and professionals. You will also find
an area for good news about young people. To submit an article for
consideration please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This year the Safe Schools and Communities Team were winners of
the Criminal Justice Board award for ‘outstanding and most
effective partnership’, adding to the awards already won by the
team both locally and nationally.