Safe Schools & Communities Team
The SSCT is a partnership between Dorset Police, The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Dorset Combined Youth Offending Service with a remit to prevent/reduce anti-social behaviour, crime and wrong-doing amongst children and young people and help keep them safe in a digital world.
The team consists of dedicated Schools Officers and a specialist Internet Safety Officer. All of the officers undertake Safeguarding training and undergo enhanced vetting on a regular basis.
The team have three areas of business:
Education & Training
Education to children and young people, and parents and training for staff on the following topics:
- Alcohol and drugs
- Anti-social behaviour
- Online safety
- Personal safety
- Restorative Justice
To view more details about our education & training programme or to make a booking, please click here
Dorset Police Children and Young Person’s Intervention Service
The SSCT can support schools and other professionals working with young people to provide 1;1 or group education (including restorative conversations) on low-level school crimes, bullying, anti-social behaviour and online safety issues. SSCT can also provide advice to professionals and to parents and carers.
Youth Out of Court Disposals
The SSCT lead on the management of youth out of court disposals (youth restorative disposals, youth cautions and youth conditional cautions). The Safe Schools and Communities Officers are trained Restorative Justice practitioners so they take part in Restorative Justice conferences that deal with bullying, shoplifting and possession of drugs and also in retail and drugs workshops as part of the rehabilitative conditions of youth conditional cautions.