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We are raising awareness of knife crime during Op Sceptre which is a week of action against knife crime and raising awareness of this topic. As a result, we have put together an offer for students, facilitated by Katie Hudson (Children & Young Persons Officer) from the Violence and Complex Crime Unit.
Katie is facilitating a number of free workshops via Microsoft Teams aimed at young people. Each session will last approximately 35 minutes and then 15 minutes for a Q&A (50 minutes in total). (This can be flexible to fit in with your time table, a minimum of 45 minutes will be needed).
A knife crime survey was completed across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland early 2020; 2,231 young people aged between 11 and 24 years completed this survey. One of the questions in this was ‘How do you think knife and violent crime can be prevented?’ This was a multiple-choice response, one of these being more education. 1,127 young people that completed this survey felt more education was required relating to knife crime. In response to this we want to ensure this is available for all young people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
We have written this knife crime awareness package to incorporate some of our key messages relating to knife crime whilst ensuring it is relevant to young people by using locally based statistics and providing information for further information and reporting. We have ensured it sits within the Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PHSE) association remit in the below KS3 areas:
H30. How to identify risk and manage personal safety in increasingly independent situations, including online.
H33. How to get help in an emergency and perform basic first aid, including cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of defibrillators.
R47. Motivations, misconceptions and consequences of carrying weapons and strategies for managing pressure to carry a weapon
During this session we will cover:
The school workshops will be running on the following dates:
|Mon 16 May||[email protected]|
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|Thu 19 May||[email protected]|
|Fri 20 May||[email protected]|
This is a first come first served basis as the times will be to suit you and your school.
If more than one school requests the same time/date for a session, they will be able to attend together and this will not affect the session content.
We are hoping that some classes from your school/college may be able to attend and participate in a short Q&A after each workshop.
For additional details or to book a place(s) on a workshop, please email [email protected].
Workshops will be facilitated by Katie Hudson (Children & Young Persons Officer) and James Edmondston (Substance Misuse Officer). You can follow Katie and James on Twitter via @LPStaySafe